Power restored after morning crash in Saginaw Twp.

More than 1,500 people lost power in Saginaw Thursday morning following a crash.
More than 1,500 people lost power in Saginaw Thursday morning following a crash.(WNEM)
Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 7:29 AM EDT
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SAGINAW TWP, Mich. (WNEM) - More than 1,500 people lost power in Saginaw Township Thursday morning following a crash. It happened about 6:15 a.m. on State Street and Linda Avenue, closing down State Street from Mackinaw Street to Hemmeter Road.

When TV5 crews arrived on the scene, the vehicle was on its side, and the power line pole was split in half on the road. Traffic lights were also out in the area.

Power has since been restored.

According to officers on the scene, the driver fell asleep at the wheel while driving east on State Street, crossing several lanes and crashing into a power line pole. They were taken to the hospital. Their condition is unknown.

The Saginaw Township Fire Department, Saginaw Township Police Department, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department, and Consumers Energy all responded to the incident.