Hit-run driver sparks gas leak, evacuations in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA - A portion of a Chula Vista apartment complex was evacuated Sunday night after a hit-and-run driver struck a natural gas meter and then ran.

The suspect hit a gas meter in the parking lot of the complex just before 8:30 p.m. at 580 L St. Witnesses told Chula Vista police the female driver fled the scene.

The crash sent gas into the air. The Chula Vista Fire Department responded and evacuated one of the apartment buildings and shut off the gas. After allowing it to dissipate, residents were allowed back into their apartments.

Police did not confirm if the driver was identified or arrested.

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