UPDATE at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday

According to Rochester Police Department Spokesperson Amanda Grayson, the driver of the vehicle that crashed into a power pole on 3rd Ave in southeast Rochester has died.

RPD has not released any details on the identity of the driver or the cause of death.

Preliminary reports indicated the vehicle was traveling south on 3rd Ave when it crossed into the northbound lanes and crashed into the power pole and residence just after 9:30 a.m.

Below is the original story of the crash.


Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A section of 3rd Ave in southeast Rochester was closed Tuesday morning so crews could make repairs after a vehicle struck a power pole.

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Preliminary reports say a vehicle struck the pole in the 1000 block of 3rd Ave around 9:30 a.m. It also made contact with a house at the site.

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Reports indicated the driver may have suffered a medical emergency. The person’s condition is not known.

The pole the driver struck was cut in half and RPU crews were still at the scene as of 11:00 a.m.

The RPU outage map shows that just over 1,200 customers lost power as a result of the crash.

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