A GMC pickup hit a utility pole in St. John on Sunday evening, temporarily knocking out power to residents in four towns. Credit: Courtesy of Fort Kent Police Department

FORT KENT, Maine — A pickup truck struck a utility pole knocking out power for several hours to homes in four towns on Sunday evening, likely interrupting the plans of some to watch the final game of the World Series.

Justin Soucy, 35, of St. John Plantation was driving a 2015 GMC pickup traveling eastbound on Route 161 just west of Fort Kent in St. John at about 5:20 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole on the opposite side of the road, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.

The pole was carrying distribution lines and a large piece of electrical equipment called a regulator, according to Emera Maine spokeswoman Judy Long.

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