ATLANTA - Police say a street racing crash is to blame for taking out a light pole in Midtown Atlanta.
Officers said they believe two cars were racing northbound on Peachtree Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee lost control and jumped the curb between North and Ponce de Leon avenues early Thursday morning.
Witnesses said the Jeep hit a tree, bounced off a brick wall and then smashed into the light pole.
Officers spotted a damaged Jeep on North Avenue near Georgia Tech and arrested the driver. Charges are pending.
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