Car crashes into utility pole on South University

Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 1:23 AM CST
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UPDATE: A portion of University Drive South in Fargo has been shut down, after a car hit a power line, then crashed into a tree, according to officials.

Emergency crews on scene told Valley News Live that two people were extricated from the car and brought to a hospital. It's not clear why the car left the road at this time, crews said.

The two people involved in the accident were communicating with police and fire, but officials said there is no word on the extent of their injuries.

University Drive South from 10th Avenue S to 9th Avenue S will be closed until Xcel Energy responds to get the utility lines repaired. No power has been lost.

Our reporter on the scene said it took responding crews roughly 10 minutes to get the passengers out from the car. It was deemed a total loss, crews said.

Police are investigating the accident. Tune in to The Valley Today from 4:30 to 7 a.m. for the latest.

ORIGINAL: Part of South University Drive is being shut down early Thursday morning, as first responders work a car crash scene.

Crews responded just before 1 a.m. to the 900 block of South University on a report of a car crash into a utility pole. Police and firefighters are trying to rescue a victim in the car who, according to scanner traffic, is unresponsive. The crash apparently pulled down power lines in that area and Xcel Energy has been called in to shut off the power.

Stay with Valley News Live for updates on this breaking story.

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