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Driver dies when vehicle hits utility pole in Folsom

One person died Thursday evening after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole along Prairie City Road in Folsom.

Folsom police spokesman Sgt. Andrew Bates said the crash was reported at 8:41 p.m. He said it appears the vehicle was traveling north on Prairie City Road south of Highway 50, when it struck a utility pole, knocking down power lines. The downed lines complicated the rescue effort, Bates said.

The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The individual has not been identified pending notification of family.

Bates said Prairie City Road, between White Rock Road and Highway 50, is expected to be closed for several hours for the accident investigation.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.