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SUV rollover knocks out power in North Carbondale

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A tow crew responds to a flipped SUV on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in the 1500 block of North Illinois Avenue in Carbondale. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

A tow crew responds to a flipped SUV on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in the 1500 block of North Illinois Avenue in Carbondale. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

A tow crew responds to a flipped SUV on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in the 1500 block of North Illinois Avenue in Carbondale. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

By Daily Egyptian staff

More than 2,500 people are without power after an SUV struck a utility pole on North Illinois Avenue during a single-car crash Sunday evening.

Police were seen blocking traffic about 5:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Illinois Avenue as a tow truck moved in to pull the wrecked SUV from a ditch along the side of the road.

At the scene, police learned the driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle and it rolled over into the pole, Lt. Matt Dunning said.

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Carbondale police officers observe a downed telephone pole on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in the 500 block of North Illinois Avenue. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

Carbondale police officers observe a downed utility pole on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in the 1500 block of North Illinois Avenue. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

Dunning said the driver was the only occupant and he was unharmed.

This story will be updated.

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