NEWARK — One person is dead after a car slammed into a utility pole, causing a transformer to fall and catch fire in Newark Friday, officials say.
It happened on Jefferson Avenue just before 3 p.m.
The unidentified body was found inside the driver’s side of the vehicle.
A neighbor say he heard a loud bang and walked to the area where he saw a pickup engulfed in flames.
Sources say a nearby vehicle also caught fire. No other injuries were reported.
Power was out for a short period time, but has since been restored.