Pickup takes out north Sumner power pole, driver flees scene

Utility workers were called to restore power to north Sumner Tuesday, after a vehicle struck a power pole on Valley Avenue East.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a pickup truck struck the pole located on the 13600 block of the street near Houston Road. The driver, described by witnesses as a blond female in her 20s or 30s, fled the scene on foot.

City police responded and closed the road overnight to remove the vehicle, call in Puget Sound Energy and investigate the scene.

Police continue to investigate; initial investigations suggest speed and intoxication may have been factors, according to a city press release.

Sumner Police Department urges anyone with information on the incident to call. The department’s business line is 253-863-6384, and the tip line is 253-299-5678.