Car That Struck Building, Drove Off Prompted Closure Of Norton Road In West Columbus


UPDATED: Friday June 21, 2013 11:28 PM

Norton Road, south of Sullivant Avenue, was closed Friday evening because of a hit-and-run crash.

According to police, a car struck a gatehouse at 5445 Eaglecrest Drive in West Columbus at about 5:30 p.m.

The vehicle then drove off.

Prairie Township firefighters said the impact sent an electrical surge to a nearby power pole, causing the pole to catch fire.

Firefighters had to wait until a power crew arrived to shut off the electricity before they could safely extinguish the fire.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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