Crash Causes Natural Gas Shut Off in Lexington
Natural gas service has been shut off in Lexington after a truck crashed into an Empire Gas building.
Lexington Fire Chief Bradley Webber said the crash early Friday broke several gas lines and caused a pressure spike in the natural gas system.
KMBC-TV reports that prompted Empire Gas to shut down all gas service in the town about 50 miles (80.46 kilometers) east of Kansas City while the damage is assessed.
The driver of the truck fled the scene. Police believe they know the driver’s identity and are working to locate him.