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VIDEO: SUV rolls away from car wash, knocks out power at courthouse

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. – Power was knocked out at the Colonial Heights courthouse Wednesday afternoon after a SUV hit a utility box near the building.

Witnesses told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil the SUV rolled away from a Dupuy Ave. car wash, rolled across the street and struck the pole. Security cameras set-up around the courthouse captured the SUV streaking across the street and hitting the utility box.

The courthouse is located at 550 Boulevard.

The exact cause of the crash remained under investigation. A generator was used to supply power to the courthouse while crews worked to fully restore power to the building.

This is a developing story.