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More than a dozen homes evacuated in Jeffers County after hit-and-run suspect crashes into home, deputies say

15 homes evacuated after suspected hit-and-run driver crashes into gas line; suspect taken into custody, police say
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hit and run vehicle ruptures gas line in jefferson county may 15 2023
hit and run vehicle ruptures gas line in jefferson county may 15 2023
Posted at 5:09 PM, May 15, 2023

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – About 15 homes were evacuated from a southwest Littleton neighborhood after a suspected hit-and-run driver crashed into a gas line Monday afternoon.

Families were evacuated on W. Coco Drive, near the intersection with S. Everette Way in Littleton, just before 5 p.m. Monday. Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said initial information relayed by first responders indicated a gas line was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle that crashed into a home in the area.

The evacuation center was Falcons Bluffs Middle School.

No injuries were reported from the crash or the ruptured gas line, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said during a press briefing around 5:30 p.m.

The driver, who was taken into custody following the crash, was trying to flee from another crash before he crashed into the home, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office said.

The Colorado State Patrol is now the lead agency investigating the crash.

Evacuations underway due to ruptured gas line caused by hit-and-run vehicle in Jefferson County, deputies say

The evacuations were lifted around 6:16 p.m.


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