Overnight Hit and Run: SUV Splits Light Pole in Half

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POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 8:20am

UPDATED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 9:01am

Police are looking for the driver involved in an overnight hit and run crash that slammed his SUV into a light pole, and split the pole in half.

It happened at about 2:30 a.m. Friday on Bayo Ave. and Karen St. in East El Paso.

Police are investigating exactly how the crash happened, but said the driver of a Ford Expedition lost control and hit the pole.  The pole was left danging from the power lines above.

El Paso Electric crews were on the scene overnight repairing that pole.

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