Mystery motorist smacks pole, zaps power

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Power was to have been restored late Thursday in an area along Prien Lake between Enterprise Boulevard and and Kirkman that was plunged into darkness when a vehicle struck a utility pole.

One witness told 7 News that a truck veered off the road and hit the utility pole, downing it, then sped off.

Power lines crisscrossed the roadway and hundreds of people in the area were left without electricity.

Entergy crews called in to repair the damage indicated power would be restored shortly.

There were no reports of injuries and police haven't reported any arrests in connection with the mishap.

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