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Beeville power outage caused by vehicle crash early Friday morning

The San Patricio County Sheriff's Department has advised their work crews to steer clear of the area for now as a manhunt is underway.

BEEVILLE, Texas — The San Patricio Electric Cooperative reported an outage caused by a vehicle accident in Beeville, Texas, early Friday morning -- however, they were not able to respond to it until the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department concluded a manhunt in the area.

It was shortly after 5 a.m. Friday when the San Patricio Electric Cooperative reported on Facebook that 61 of their members were without power off Hackberry, Nopal and Elm Drive in Beeville, Texas. They said the outage was caused by a crash.

Because of a manhunt for an armed and dangerous suspect that was going in the area by the San Patricio County Sheriff's Department, they were unable to respond to the power outage right away.

The San Patricio County Sheriff's Department advised their work crews to steer clear of the area until deputies finished their search for a person in that area.

We have an outage affecting 61 members off of Hackberry, Nopal and E... lm Drive in Beeville, caused by a vehicle accident. The Sheriff's Department is at the scene of the accident and is conducting a man hunt. They have advised us to stay out of the area for now.

Thankfully by about 6:30 a.m., the power was restored, and the suspect Deputies were in pursuit of, was eventually apprehended.

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