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Driver hits utility pole, flees fiery crash

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 4:46 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

The driver who crashed into a utility pole Thursday afternoon, which temporarily shut down North Gettysburg Avenue, fled before police and emergency crews arrived.

The crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on North Gettysburg near Glenbrook Drive.

A Chevy Malibu knocked over the pole, which fell onto the car and knocked out power to a street light.

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Police said the driver apparently fled and it is not known whether that person was injured.

A Dayton fire crew responded and put out flames.

At 4:20 p.m., the north lane of Gettysburg remained blocked as the vehicle was being towed away and a Dayton Power & Light crew repaired the pole. The lane was expected to reopen within the hour.