Crash Knocks Out Power 02 Sep 13

The power was knocked out at Cashwise Foods in New Ulm Sunday afternoon, and at and around the stoplight at the nearby Highway 14 intersection after a car hit 2 power transformers off the side of the highway. 22-year-old Kathryn Ann Piehl of Sleepy Eye was driving a 2010 Chevy Impala eastbound on Highway 14 when she apparently became dizzy and lost control of the vehicle at just before 2:30pm just west of the County Road 29 intersection. The car then collided with a tree and rolled as it hit the 2 power boxes. The extent of Piehl’s injuries is unknown. Her vehicle took severe damage. Power was restored a few hours later.