Pole falls on top of car after driver hits it near I-35 in southeast Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 41-year-old man is OK after hitting what is described as a “large light pole” while driving in southeast Austin early Tuesday morning.

The Austin Police Department said the call came in at 12:28 a.m. for the area near Interstate 35 southbound frontage road near East Riverside Drive.

The driver hit the pole and another vehicle. The pole then came down on top of a car.

Police said it could be weather related, but it’s not certain at this point.

Austin-Travis County EMS has cleared the scene, and there are no closures in the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

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