Crash in Lexington knocks out power and causes traffic to be detoured, driver charged with reckless driving

The Lexington Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at North Church Street and Corley Street, Wednesday night. Link to Lexington Police Department Facebook page

Police said a vehicle that fled from a hit-and-run incident on Sunset Boulevard collided with a telephone pole on North Church Street. It caused the pole to snap and power was out in the surrounding area. Multiple emergency personnel worked to clear the road and detour traffic.

The utilities department of the Town of Lexington and a crew from Dominion Energy worked on power lines. And early Thursday morning, Lexington Police announced that North Church Street is clear and open just in time for the morning commute. The pole has been repaired, electricity restored and a waterline fixed.
As for the driver of the collision, he has been charged with Reckless Driving and Leaving the Scene with an Attended Driver.

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