Fatal accident knocks out power in Valley Park - KMOV.com

Fatal accident knocks out power in Valley Park

(KMOV) -- A fatal car accident caused hundreds to lose power in Valley Park after a driver hit a utility pole Tuesday morning.

Police said the accident happened around 1:00 a.m. in the 1900 block of Valley Park Drive. Michael Delatte, 21, lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole, knocking down wires and a transformer.  Delatte died on the scene.

According to Ameren, about 1600 people lost power in the area of Highway 141 and I-44.  Traffic lights also went out, but have since been turned back on.

Authorities are not sure what caused Delatte to lose control.  

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