Marana power outage Aug. 8 2017
courtesy Marana Police Department

According to the Marana Police Department, the driver has been identified as a 44-year-old Picture Rocks resident with non-life threatening injuries. 

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

 

 

FIRST UPDATE:

Around 11 a.m., Tucson Electric Power restored power "to the bulk of the area" affected by this morning's traffic incident.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Sections of Marana, including parts of Gladden Farms and north sections of the municipality, are without power after a vehicle lost control on North Sanders Road at West Barnett Road and struck a power line.

According to Marana Police Department Lt. Tim Brunenkant, the single female occupant of the vehicle, 44, lost control of her Dodge SUV around 8:30 a.m. this morning. When first responders arrived on scene, live electric lines were hanging above the crash, Brunenkant said.

After roughly 20 minutes, Tucson Electric Power was able to verify that the lines were safe, and crews from Northwest Fire District extracted the woman, who was airlifted to Banner-UMC in unknown condition.

According to Brunenkant, it is currently unknown if the woman was under the influence of any intoxicants, and the cause behind the crash is still under investigation.

“There is obviously a reason she hit the power pole, we’re just trying to figure that out,” he said.

Parents of Marana Unified School District students were notified of the incident after power losses were reported at Estes Elementary, Marana Middle School, MCAT High School, and all district offices located on West Grier Road. Water and bathroom facilities remain operational, according to an email sent to parents.

District school buses will transport students from Estes Elementary to Marana High School at approximately 10:15 a.m. and from Marana Middle School to Marana High School at approximately 10:45 a.m.

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