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KPD: Fatal single-car crash on Northshore Drive early Sunday morning

KUB said the crash took down two power poles on South Northshore Drive that took several hours to replace

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A fatal single-car crash early Sunday shut down part of South Northshore Drive. 

The crash happened just before 1 a.m.

Knoxville Police Department said the car was traveling Eastbound before it left the road and severely damaged two KUB electric poles. 

The driver, identified as Nash Armstrong, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

KUB said there are wires across the road and it took several hours before the poles were replaced and the road reopened. 

Drivers were urged to avoid the area and seek an alternate route.

Credit: WBIR