Police: Car strikes power line pole, driver runs

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Two homes are without power after a driver crashed into a power line pole, according to Hattiesburg Police.

river aveLt. Jon Traxler tells us crews are on the scene trying to make repairs.

He says it happened on River Avenue. The intersection at Bucshman Avenue, Short Bay Street, and Williams Street have been blocked to traffic.

According to Traxler, the driver struck a power line pole and fled on foot.

He says it will be several hours before crews finish the repair.

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