Driver leaves scene of crash after hitting pole in Cape Girardeau

Hit-run-crash snarls traffic

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau officials were called to the scene of a crash on Friday morning, Jan. 31 at 7:02 a.m.

According to Cape Girardeau Police Department officials, the crash was at the intersection of Route K and Interstate 55.

Crews were called to the scene Friday morning, Jan. 31. (Source: KFVS)
Crews were called to the scene Friday morning, Jan. 31. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

It appears the vehicle hit a street light at the intersection causing it to land on top of a traffic light.

Sgt. Joey Hann said the pole caused damage to the lights for west bound traffic. A portion of the westbound lanes are blocked at this time.

Traffic is down to two lanes as of 8 a.m.

The suspect vehicle left the scene. Hann said it is described as a black Toyota 4Runner. It will have front end damage.

Missouri Department of Transportation officials said crews will be out today to move the light pole. It may take a few hours before the pole is moved.

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