Power outage on Thursday blamed on drunk driver in Price

Published on October 06, 2017 at 02:33PM


Price City Police report a traffic accident Thursday at 540 West Price River Dr. that caused a lot of damage to the area, including a power outage.

The driver was reportedly driving 65 MPH eastbound when he crossed into the westbound lane, jumped the curb onto the sidewalk, then collided into two ground mounted transformer boxes. Two trees and fire hydrant were also hit.

Two nearby vehicles were damaged from flying debris and shrapnel.

The driver has been identified as Kurt Killian from Elko, Nevada. He was transported to Castleview Hospital and later booked into the Carbon County jail for DUI.