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Car crash on Worley Street believed to be cause of Columbia power outage

Car flipped on Worley St. & N. Garth Ave on July 18, 2021
Car flipped on Worley St. & N. Garth Ave on July 18, 2021


A car crash on Worley Street and North Garth Avenue is believed to be the cause of a Sunday morning power outage in Columbia according to the Columbia Police Department.

CPD told ABC News crews on the scene that bystanders saw sparks from transformers after one car hit a pole along Worley Street.

As of 2:43 a.m. Columbia Water & Light outage map reported 562 customers without power. ABC News crews reported parts of Business Loop 70 and sections of North Providence Road to be without power.

CPD told crews one man was involved in the crash along Worley Street around 1:15 a.m. The man was able to get out of the flipped car and EMS checked him out. No injuries were reported in the crash.

CPD said they don't believe alcohol was a factor in the crash but speeding involved in the accident.

At least four CPD cars, one MU Health Care ambulance and one Columbia Fire Truck responded to the crash scene.

Law enforcement and the Columbia Fire Department was still on scene as of 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning.

Boone County Joint Communications Twitter reported one lane of Worley Street was back open at 2:18 a.m.

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Meghan Drakas

Meghan joined ABC 17 News in January 2021.
The Penn State grad is from the Philadelphia suburbs where she interned with several local TV stations.


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