ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A deadly crash closed a portion of U.S. 1 early Friday morning.
A car struck a power pole on U.S. 1 near King Street, knocking it over and into the roadway, according to Sergeant Brian Frasca with the St. Augustine Police Department. The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. according to the Florida Power and Light website, leaving about 80 customers without power. The car drove off after striking the pole.
A short time later a motorcyclist ran into the pole, crashed and landed in the roadway, Frasca detailed. Another car struck the motorcyclist and also drove off.
Police are trying to notify the motorcyclist's next of kin and will release more details on the crash later today.
Anyone who has any information about the crash or either driver involved is asked to contact the St. Augustine Police Department at 904-825-1070.