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Driver flees after crashing into pole, Suffolk police say

A driver fled after crashing into a pole

A driver fled after crashing into a pole late Wednesday in West Sayville, Suffolk County police said. Credit: On Scene Photography Inc. / Christopher Sabella

Police are searching for the driver of a white pickup truck that crashed into a utility pole around midnight Wednesday on Montauk Highway in West Sayville, knocking out electrical service in the area.

The crash occurred near Greenview Circle and was reported in a 911 call at 12:03 a.m., Suffolk County police said.

Police said the pickup struck the utility pole, cracking it, before it came to rest on the front lawn of a business. The driver then fled the scene on foot, police said.

A K-9 search was undertaken, but police said that as of Thursday evening, the driver had not been located.

Police said PSEG Long Island was notified because the crash caused power outages. It was not clear how many customers were affected.

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