Greenville police looking for driver; hit-and-run leads to intersection closure

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina police department is asking commuters to avoid an intersection after authorities closed it Tuesday morning.

The Greenville Police Department says a car hit a utility pole this morning around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and 10th Street.

The police department has closed the intersection and are asking drivers to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

Greenville Utilities Commission says a pole is down and crews are out working to get the repairs done. Officials say they expect the pole and wiring to be back up around 9:15 a.m.

Greenville police say they are looking for the car responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 252-329-4315.

This is the second hit-and-run utility pole collision in Greenville in two weeks. WITN reported on Valentine’s Day, a car traveling down Hooker Road turned on Sylvan Drive and hit a utility pole, bringing it to the ground. Officials say no one was injured, but law enforcement is looking for a van with damage.