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Thousands lose power after Wichita car crash

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 29, 2014 at 10:58 am •  Published: August 29, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Most of the thousands of people who lost electricity in south Wichita after a car hit a utility pole have had their power restored.

Westar Energy spokeswoman Gina Penzig says 11,600 Wichitans were affected Thursday night after the car overturned and rolled into the power pole. The utility replaced the power pole overnight and says all but a handful of customers had their power back Friday morning.

Wichita police say the car driver was taken into custody.