CMPD: Driver hits power pole in northeast Charlotte, flees the scene

Scene of the accident early Thursday morning

A road in northeast Charlotte was shut down after police said a vehicle struck a pole, knocking down power lines, before fleeing the scene. 

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers said Pavilion Blvd was closed between Oak Leigh and Harris Houston while crews worked to repair the downed power lines. 

CMPD said there were no injuries to report as the driver fled the scene of the crash. 

According to Duke Energy, about 280 people were without power. 

This remains an open investigation.