Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Driver Flees Crash Near Arcanum that Knocked Out Power and Created a Natural Gas Leak

On February 21, 2017 at approximately 11:22PM, Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Police, Arcanum Fire & Rescue responded to the 5600 block of Hollansburg-Arcanum Road on a report of a one vehicle possible injury crash with a utility pole knocked down. Preliminary investigation revealed an unknown driver operating a 1989 White Buick Riviera was traveling westbound in the 5600 block of Hollansburg-Arcanum Road when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway striking a Vectren gas meter and then colliding with and knocking down a utility pole causing a short power outage for nearby residents. Further investigation revealed the driver had fled on foot. Crews from Vectren and Arcanum Power responded to the scene to restore electric and to stop the natural gas leak. This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.

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