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Friday, August 11, 2017 1:00 am

1 hurt in rollover; power knocked out

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One person was injured in a rollover crash Thursday that closed Coliseum Boulevard for about four hours and left hundreds of people without power.

Fort Wayne police said the crash happened about 2 p.m. at Coliseum and East State boulevards.

A vehicle rolled over and hit a utility pole that supported aerial power lines, which fell across Coliseum Boulevard, police said. Coliseum was closed to all traffic between Vance Avenue and State, police said.

Tracy Warner, principal communications representative for AEP Indiana Michigan Power, said six crews were repairing two broken power lines. About 385 customers were without power after the crash, and about 200 were without power about 6:30 p.m.

Power was expected to be restored early today.

One injured person was in fair condition, police said. It was unclear what caused the crash. Coliseum Boulevard was reopened about 6 p.m.

2 arrested in Steuben; drugs, cash discovered 

Police in Steuben County found more than $30,000 in cash, drugs and nabbed two suspects during an arrest.

Officers said they discovered the money, drugs and related items during an investigation of a home in Pleasant Township on County Road 300 North near Indiana 827 about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Luke A. Parnell, 30, of Angola faces multiple felony counts for possessing a legend drug, dealing marijuana and related charges. The other suspect was charged with a misdemeanor for marijuana possession and having drug paraphernalia.

Both suspects posted a cash bond and were released. The case remains under investigation.