The crash happened around 3 a.m. on University Drive and Ivy Creek Boulevard.
Officers told ABC11 crews that a person driving an Audi ran off the road, went airborne and hit a utility pole. The car was so damaged it took two separate trips to haul the car and its engine away from the crash site.
#BREAKING @DurhamPoliceNC tell us an Audi w/2 people inside ran off the road, went airborne and took out the utility pole that pulled down power lines at University Dr & Ivy Creek Blvd. Now 2K @DukeEnergy customers are waking up in the dark. @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/1Tzv1reGhj— Anthony Wilson (@AnthonyABC11) July 30, 2019
Two people in the car were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
Officials said the outage initially impacted roughly 2,000 people.