Driver flees crash that knocks out power in Sedamsville

Driver flees crash that knocks out power in Sedamsville

SEDAMSVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police searched overnight for the motorist who crashed his sport utility vehicle crashed into a utility pole and fled.

Just over 1,400 Duke Energy customers were without power in the immediate area of Fairbanks and Delhi avenues between 1:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to Duke Energy's website.

The driver and at least one passenger fled into nearby woods, said Lt. Tim Brown, the night chief.

The driver called police a few hours later and said he was the driver who crashed into the pole. He told investigators he crashed into the pole during a carjacking but, under further police questioning, confessed he made that story up and lost control of his car due to his own error.

Police are still investigating and say it's likely the driver could face charges of fleeing the scene of an accident and failure to control his vehicle.

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