Residents in the vicinity of 18th Avenue and 4th Street Northwest in Austin were without power for a short time Monday afternoon after a pickup struck a high voltage box near the intersection of the two roads.
Austin Police Captain Todd Clennon reported that a 2002 Chevy pickup being driven by 18-year old David Contreras of Austin left the roadway immediately south of the intersection of 18th Avenue and 4th Street Northwest at approximately 11:59 a.m. Monday morning in the southbound lane. Clennon stated that the vehicle struck an Austin Utilities high voltage box, knocking the box off its foundation and causing a temporary power outage to the immediate area.
Captain Clennon went on to state that the damage caused by the collision was estimated at over $1,000, and he added that Contreras was issued a citation for driving while having a revoked Minnesota driving status. There were no injuries reported.