Stolen truck pulls down power lines in Pueblo, causing outage

Posted at 8:25 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 22:25:18-04

Black Hills Energy is working to resolve a power outage in Pueblo that knocked out power to more than 150 customers Monday.

Video sent to News 5 shows the cause of the outage, which happened  a little before 5 p.m. It shows a man driving stolen Chevy truck get caught in a fence, which then pulls over the power pole.

That caused a small fire, which was contained when crews arrived.

Pueblo Police confirmed to News 5 that the truck in the video caused the power outage, which also damaged cars on I-25. One car experienced a cracked windshield from a falling power line and another experienced other minor damage.

Police said the truck drove off the highway and ran into a fence, which then pulled down the pole. It’s not clear if the driver drove off the Highway intentionally.

Police said the truck was driving in circles to get rid of the fence.

The driver ran away from the scene, and has not yet been caught.

Police said they are looking for a white Chevy Silverado with Colorado plates 686-SUQ with possible rear end damage. The suspect is described as a white man wearing a baseball cap. 

If you have any information about the incident, call Pueblo Police at 719 553 2538 or Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP.

As of 8 p.m., power is still out to approximately 160 people in the Goat Hill neighborhood of Pueblo.