Hit-and-run wreck investigation continues

Sept. 3, 2012 at 4:03 a.m.

Officials on Monday continued to investigate who is responsible for driving into a utility pole Sunday night and cutting off power to a Victoria County neighborhood.

No one has been charged or arrested in connection with the wreck, which Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor called a hit-and-run.

O'Connor said, to the best of his knowledge, the driver of the vehicle is not the registered owner. He would not release either name.

He said the owner did not say whether there were more occupants, and O'Connor did not say whether drugs or alcohol played a role.

The single-vehicle wreck occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday near southbound York Road and Gentle Breeze in the Hidden Valley neighborhood, southeast of Victoria, said Deputy James Monroy.

Monroy said the female driver of a 2001 black Isuzu Rodeo fled the scene soon after the wreck was reported.

The vehicle traveled between 60 and 70 mph when it struck the pole, causing the pole to ignite and fall to the pavement. It is unclear whether the driver was injured in the crash.



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