Half of Inman without power after car crashes into utility pole


SPARTANBURG COUNTY S.C. (WSPA)- A car crash in Inman has caused a power outage for about 1,500 customers.

The Inman Fire Department says the crash happened at the corner of N. Main and S. Main Streets around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The fire chief says a man driving a car hit a utility pole, lost control and ended up on the train tracks.

The driver, Kentorius R. Jefferies, 20, has been arrested for leaving the scene of property accident, resisting arrest and driving left of center, according to Inman Chief Keith Tucker.

He says speed was a factor and Jefferies ran from police.

We’re told power is out for about a mile on Highway 176 from Park Street to Bishop Street in Inman.

Duke Energy estimates there are about 750 customers are without power and the time of restoration is 6 p.m.

Check back here for updates.

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