Man hurt after crashing into pole, power back on in Anderson Co.

PENDLETON, S.C. (WSPA) – One person is seriously hurt after crashing into a power pole that caused hundreds to lose power and blocked an intersection in Anderson County.

The S.C. Highway Patrol reports the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Highway 76 at SC 187 in Pendleton.

The power is now back on and the road is open.

Trooper Joe Hovis said the driver was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Duke Energy reported 455 customers were without power following the crash.

The outage also impacted Pendleton High School, which dismissed early.