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Car hits gasoline pumps; Troopers looking for driver


April 13, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska State Troopers received a report that an overturned vehicle had struck the gas pumps at the Ward Cove Market at approximately 1:16 am today. Troopers along with the Ketchikan Police Department and the North Tongass Fire Department responded to the call.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, an unoccupied 1993 Green Saturn four door was on it's side and resting on the support structure of the gas pump island. One of the gas pumps was struck by the vehicle and was thrown approximately twenty feet. Emergency personnel conducted a ground search for any occupants of the vehicle, none were located.

Troopers reported that the owner of the vehicle was not able to be reached at their residence for questioning. The store was not damaged however the gas pump was destroyed.

A small amount of fuel was spilled into the parking lot but was quickly contained by the North Tongass Fire Department. The vehicle was towed by Purdy's Totem Towing.

Investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 225-5118.



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