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Driver dies after striking power pole in Palm Bay, police say

Crews working to restore power

Photo courtesy of the Palm Bay Police Department
Photo courtesy of the Palm Bay Police Department

PALM BAY, Fla. – A driver died after crashing into a power pole in Palm Bay on Friday night, according to local authorities.

The crash was reported at about 7:30 p.m. on southbound U.S. 1 near Robert J Conlan Boulevard.

Officials with the Brevard County Emergency Management Office said the crash broke a power pole and damaged a water line.

Florida Power and Light crews are working to restore power.

The southbound lanes of U.S. 1 are closed. Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.

No further details were immediately available.


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