Several suspects fled and remained at large after a vehicle struck and sheared a utility pole from its base in Cathedral City early this morning, police said.
The crash was reported at 12:07 a.m. on Varner Road east of Edom Hill Road, said Cathedral City police Sgt. Alberto Ruiz.
“Several witnesses on scene reported seeing several subjects exit the damaged vehicle and quickly enter a vehicle that was following,” Ruiz said.
Officers were unable to locate the second vehicle, he said.
A Southern California Edison repair crew was dispatched to fix the pole, Ruiz said, adding that Varner Road would likely remain closed until noon today, when the work was expected to be completed.