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Deadly crash closes busy Raleigh road, hundreds without power

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A busy Raleigh road closed Sunday morning after a car struck a tree and utility pole, killing the driver of the vehicle.

UPDATE: Driver was going 80 mph in deadly crash that knocked out power, Raleigh police say

Police say the accident happened around 5:07 a.m. at East Millbrook Road and Dantree Place. The vehicle left the roadway, crashed into a tree then into a utility pole, according to authorities. 

The accident left downed power lines and a power outage impacting about 1,600 customers in the area. 

Duke Energy says the power may be out until at least 4:45 p.m. 

The name of the male victim has not been released. 

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