Police were searching for a person who stole a car in St. Louis and crashed into power lines in East St. Louis early Wednesday morning.
Police responded to the accident around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Fox 2 News.
The driver hit a light pole at Bond Avenue and South 12 Street, knocking the pole over and causing apartments nearby to lose power, Fox 2 News reported.
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, several poles were down at the intersection. Traffic was blocked on 12th Street, but still flowing on Bond Avenue. At least half a dozen Ameren trucks were on the scene, putting up new power poles and power lines. It was not immediately known how many customers were out of power.
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The person fled the scene. The car was taken from somewhere in St. Louis.