By CBS13 Staff

CARMICHAEL (CBS13) — No injuries have been reported after an early morning crash that saw a rental van hit a telephone pole in Carmichael on Thursday.

The crash happened a little after 3 a.m. along the 4800 block of Manzanita Avenue.

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California Highway Patrol says the van driver reported that they tried to avoid hitting an animal in the road, leading the vehicle to strike the pole.

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SMUD crews are now checking on the damage to the pole.

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One lane of traffic along Manzanita Avenue was closed through the early morning hours.