Police investigate crash linked to widespread outage
The Farmville Police Department announced in a press release it is investigating a single-vehicle crash that reportedly caused a wide spread power outage after the vehicle struck a power transformer.
Police said the crash occurred Monday evening on Midtown Avenue, just off Fourth Street at approximately 9:37 p.m.
Michael Aaron Cook, 28, of Burkeville was traveling south on Midtown Avenue “when he lost control of his 2014 Ford Fiesta and struck a power transformer located within Midtown Square,” the release cited.
The driver was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence. He was later released to a sober party.
Police said it is continuing its investigation into the crash.