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Car Crashes Into Gas Meter

Car Crashes Into Gas Meter

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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio Some scary moments in a West Valley neighborhood after a driver crashed into a house and caused a gas leak.

Car Crashes Into Gas Meter

It happened after the driver ran into another car along 3200 West, then slid through a yard and into the side of the house on 4460 South. It knocked the gas meter off, then backed up and drove through the yard's trees and drove away.

Car Crashes Into Gas Meter

Julia Stepp, who was inside the house when it was hit, says she ran out when she heard the crash. She saw the truck at the side of her house before it took off.

Julia Stepp, house hit by car: "Had we not woken up, what could have happened? In general, or if somebody came out and lit a cigarette, that's all it would have taken."

Car Crashes Into Gas Meter

The family in the house had to evacuate and the street was blocked off until the gas was shut off. Questar Gas came to repair the meter. The house did not have too much damage. Luckily no one was injured in the original car accident or in the home.

Police are looking for the driver.

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