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Power restored to residents in Sauget, Cahokia after car crashes into pole

A car crashed into a power pole outside of the Sauget Fire Department Monday night.
A car crashed into a power pole outside of the Sauget Fire Department Monday night.

Power was restored to residents in Sauget and Cahokia who went without electricity Tuesday morning after a car crashed into an electric pole Monday evening just outside of the Sauget Fire Department.

Ameren Illinois stated on its online outage map that 58 customers were still without power as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Power was restored by 8 a.m.

The crash occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sauget Police Chief James Jones said. Police were investigating the cause of the crash Monday evening.

The driver, a man in his mid-50s, was taken to St. Louis University Hospital with minor injuries. The man also struck a mail box.

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