Thousands Lose Power in Orchard Park After Crash

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 20, 2010 at 7:59 AM EDT

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Thousands Lose Power in Orchard Park After Crash

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 20, 2010 at 7:59 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) -- About five thousand residents in Orchard Park are without power following an early morning crash.

Orchard Park Police say a 21-year-old man from North Collins fell asleep at the wheel, crashing in to two electric poles on Southwestern Boulevard near Taylor Road around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police say injuries to the driver do not appear to be serious, though his identity is not being released at this time.

The outage is affecting several intersections in Orchard Park, and there is no word as to when power will be restored.