Driver flees after crashing into utility pole in Donelson

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An SUV struck and severed a utility pole early Sunday morning in Donelson.

According to police, the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on Pennington Bend Road, north of its intersection with Valley Bend Road.

The driver appears to have lost control, running off the road and striking the pole.

An officer on scene said there was no driver in the car when police arrived.

Pennington Bend Road was closed for hours Sunday morning as NES crews worked to repair the broken pole.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)