Hit and Run Crash
The Ephrata Police are investigating a crash which occurred in the 1100 block of Division Highway in Ephrata Township early Saturday, August 26, 2017. Police were dispatched at 4:13 AM to a crash involving a box truck which had struck utility wires and debris from a previous crash. Investigation showed that a westbound vehicle drove off the roadway in the 1100 block of Division Highway and struck a utility pole, shearing it off as well as causing damage to a fence, road sign and landscaping. The damage to the utility pole caused by this initial crash caused utility wires to hang low across the roadway. A short time after the first crash, a second vehicle, a box truck owned by Enterprise Truck Rentals, collided with the low hanging wires. The truck sustained moderate damage.
The original vehicle involved in the crash with the utility pole fled the scene. Police are asking anyone with possible information on this crash to contact the Ephrata Police Department. The road was closed for several hours in both directions while crews worked to repair damage to the utility poles/wires. There were no injuries reported.