A driver allegedly left the scene after crashing a pickup truck Thursday afternoon near 190 Winthrop Center Road in Winthrop.

The crash, which was reported around 3:15 p.m., caused a utility pole to snap and knocked out power in that section of Winthrop, according to Dan Cook, the town’s interim police chief. The road had to be closed as multiple Central Maine Power Co. crews responded to the outage.

About 340 customers lost power in the outage, which lasted from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, according to CMP spokeswoman Gail Rice.

Police are still investigating to determine who was driving the vehicle, a 2006 F-250 pickup truck that was destroyed in the crash.

After the accident was reported, a member of the Maine State Police brought a sniffing dog to assist with the search.

Officers located the registered owner of the truck. That person, whose driver’s license is suspended, denied having driven the truck when contacted by police, Cook said.

“We have a couple of leads,” Cook said. “As of right now, it’s still under investigation.”

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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