American Electric Power said 1,223
customers on Harmar Hill and the West Side were without power this morning as
the result of a traffic crash shortly before 3 AM. An AEP
spokeswoman estimated that power would be restored by 9 AM.
Lancaster Street was closed to all but neighborhood traffic between Alta Street and Groves Avenue. The street was blocked by police and repair crews between Lookout Park and the WMOA-WJAW studios.
The Marietta police
and fire departments responded to the one-car crash in the 900 block of
Lancaster Street at 2:52 AM.
Police say a 2008
Chevy Cobalt driven by 33-year-old Daniel Eugene Burton of 116 Franklin Street
left the roadway and struck a power pole. Burton and his passenger, 30-year-old
Erin Sargent, were taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Alcohol is believed
to be a factor in the crash. An investigation is underway.