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Officials have released the details of the accident last night, which caused a brief power outage in the Copperopolis area.

The California Highway Patrol reports 37-year-old Margo Tibbitts was driving her 2002 Escalade on Feather Drive, south of Iroquois Circle, Tuesday evening at 6:40pm.

As Tibbitts attempted to answer her cell phone, officials say she ran off the edge of the roadway and hit an underground power vault belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric.

Power to the surrounding area was briefly interrupted following the wreck.

Tibbitts was not injured.

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