Car crash knocks out power and closes road for the night

A vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon knocked out power to homes in the Amalga area, closed a section of road, and sent one person to the hospital. The accident occurred just after 4:30 p.m. near 6400 North 2400 West.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said a maroon Chevrolet passenger car was traveling on SR-218 near mile marker 5, when it hit a power pole. The crash caused power lines to fall onto the vehicle and across the roadway of 2400 West.

The driver of the car was transported to the hospital.

The damaged power line supplies electricity to parts of Amalga, Trenton and Benson.

Rocky Mountain Power said 201 customers lost power because of the crash. They estimate that electricity won’t be restored until early Wednesday morning.

Perry said SR-218 and the area near 6200 North and 2400 West will be closed all night because of the downed power line. The road will be reopened once power crews are able to fix it.

A shelter has been set up at the Smithfield Civic Center for those affected by the power outage.  It is located at 50 East 100 North.

The crash remains under investigation.

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