Fatal Accident Leads To Power Outage In Lansing

Posted at 7:16 PM, Jun 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-19 14:48:50-04

A driver is killed in a high speed crash early Saturday in Lansing, which ended up knocking out power to over a thousand homes in the area.

The fatal accident happened just after 3:00 a.m. on West St. Joseph Street near MLK Jr. Boulevard.

The crash remains under investigation, but officers say the car was going well above the speed limit when it hit a utility pole.

The driver was reportedly pinned inside the car.

Police are waiting to notify family before they release the driver's name.

The accident knocked out power to thousands of nearby homes and businesses.

Lansing BWL tells us nearly 1,400 customers on Lansing's west side were in the dark this morning, because of damage to the utility pole.

Power has since been restored to the area.