A single vehicle crash on Chestnut Street at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26 caused a power outage to Mt. Hope High School and sent one man to the hospital.
A high school employee was inside the building when the lights flickered and went out around 1 p.m. When he stepped outside to see if there was a cause of the outage, he saw a late model, silver SUV pointing west on the eastbound side of Chestnut Street, completely off the roadway and into the woods. Next to the vehicle was a utility pole severed at its base and power lines hanging precariously over the roadway.
The school employee said that by the time he dialed 9-1-1 police were already on the scene.