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Two-vehicle wreck knocks out power to part of Highlands County

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 21:32:11-05

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. -- A neighborhood is left in the dark after a two-vehicle crash in Highlands County Monday night.

The Highlands County Fire Rescue responded to a call of a crash on Sparta Road near Holmes Road. According to the Highlands County Fire Rescue, the crash damaged a power pole, knocking out power for residents in the area.

Officials did not specify how many people are left in the dark from this crash but according to Duke Energy's outage map, 30 customers are without power in the area.

One person was taken to the hospital from the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.