Driver in Tylersville Road crash attempted to flee; portion of road closed today

West Chester Twp. officials are reporting a portion Tylersville Road will be closed most of today due to downed power lines after a crash between LeSourdsville and Beckett roads.

A vehicle struck a utility pole at around 6 a.m. causing five other utility poles to topple between LeSourdsville and Beckett roads. Duke Energy is reporting Tylersville Road is closed between Running Deer and Farmgate. Through traffic should use Hamilton-Mason Road to the north and LeSourdesville, Beckett and Smith roads to the south.

The driver fled the scene of the crash on foot and was located by West Chester Police around 8:30 a.m.

Check the Duke Energy power outage website to get updates on when power will be restored.

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