Police investigate crash linked to widespread outage

Published 11:15 am Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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.

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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.