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Hit-and-run accident leads to Salt Lake City gas leak

Posted at 11:17 AM, Aug 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 15:58:03-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Residents and drivers were told to avoid an area in Salt Lake City temporarily due to a gas leak caused by a hit-and-run accident.

Police said the crash on Monday morning at 2050 South Redwood Road caused a truck to hit a gas meter, which caused the leak.

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Fire trucks outside building where truck caused gas leak following hit-and-run accident on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City

Witnesses said they saw the driver of the truck take off on a bicycle, but they don't have a suspect description that would "substantially help with the investigation," police explained.

A female passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Salt Lake City hit-and-run
Police cars outside building where truck caused gas leak following hit-and-run accident on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City

Officials are still working to determine the cause and identify the driver.

Southbound traffic on Redwood Road was detoured at 1900 South as crews worked to stop the leak.

Anyone with information on the crash should call 801-799-3000 and reference case #22-152082.