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Truck topples transformers in east Dallas

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A crash left some people in east Dallas without power Tuesday morning.

It happened at about 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Fitzhugh Avenue and the Central Expressway.

The driver of a pickup truck lost control, rode onto the sidewalk and crashed into a utility pole with transformers.

The driver then fled on foot and remains at large.

Hazmat crews were called to the scene because the toppled transformers leaked oil down a rain gutter.

Police had to shut down traffic on northbound Fitzhugh Avenue for the cleanup.

Oncor crews were able to reroute power to most customers, but a few were still in the dark when they woke up.

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