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SUV crash severs gas line, 1,300 lose power

February 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Los Angeles police say a Ford Excursion traveling on Montana Street near Alvarado Street hit a light pole and severed a gas line around 9 p.m.The SUV then went careening into a nearby house.

The driver fled the scene and is still at large.

Authorities have since turned off the gas, but the accident also knocked out power to about 1,300 customers.

A crew was on the scene Sunday, trying to restore power to that area.


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