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Driver fleeing hit-and-run crash slams into church fence in National City

Posted at 8:06 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 12:20:50-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- Police are looking for the driver of a BMW that crashed into a church fence in National City while attempting to escape a separate hit-and-run crash.

According to National City police, it happened around 12:15 a.m. on Palm Avenue, leaving behind a trail of destruction in front of the church.

Police say it all started when the BMW driver rear-ended a white Camaro at the intersection of Division Street and Palm Avenue. Moments later, the driver hit the gas trying to speed away from the crash but then hit another car, lost control, and crashed into a church fence.

The BMW caught fire, but witnesses helped put it out before firefighters arrived.

Witnesses say they saw a man and possibly one passenger running from the scene.

No one was hurt.

Police did find a shoe left behind at the scene and hope it will help lead to the suspect driver.