The driver of a 2015 Cadillac Escalade crashed into a power pole Saturday morning at Roberts Drive and Summer Crossing, knocking out power to more than 100 people.

The driver fled the scene, but police have identified a suspect, according to a police report.

A vehicle crashed into a power pole Saturday morning, causing a power outage. (Via city of Sandy Springs)

A resident called police to report “wires down” and that after the sound of a car crash the power went out. An officer discovered the vehicle located on the north side of Roberts Drive, just past Summer Crossing and stated in a report it appeared the driver of the Escalade had been driving northbound on Roberts Drive when it missed making a sharp curve, struck a street sign and then hit a power pole, breaking the pole in half. The vehicle was overturned, resting on the passenger side.

Inside the vehicle, police found an iPhone 6 and while searching the area, about 30-feet from the vehicle, police found a Herstal 5.7×28 pistol with 20 rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

Georgia Power was informed of the outage and the road was closed while repairs were made and power returned back to residents.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

One reply on “Driver flees car crash that knocked out power to hundreds of Sandy Springs residents”

  1. Herstal 5.7×28 or “Five-seveN”… AKA “cop killer” was made specifically to fire armor piercing bullets and uses the same rounds as a p90 sub-machine gun. That is a nasty gun for nasty people. The person that was driving that car won’t be getting any breaks if/when the cops track them down.

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