Fatal crash knocks out power in Butte County

GRIDLEY, Calif. - One person was killed early Monday after crashing into a power pole in Butte County.    

It happened southwest of Gridley, near Liberty and Block Roads.   The CHP said a car crashed into a pole around 1 a.m. Monday.

The sole person in the car, the driver, was killed.  PG&E crews were called to the scene to repair the pole and restore power.   Nearly 145 customers lost power due to the accident.

The name of the victim was not released, pending notification of family.

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