Danvers police searching for driver who crashed into gas pump, fled

Search continues for car involved in hit-and-run at Danvers gas station

Police are searching for the driver of a truck that crashed into a gas pump at a Danvers gas station, sparking a fire, before driving away.

According to Danvers police, witnesses told them they saw Toyota pickup truck crash into a pump at the Gulf gas station at 425 Newbury Street, just off Route 1, early Friday morning, causing the pump to erupt in flames, and then left.

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The gas station's fire suppression system activated and quickly extinguished the fire, Danvers police said in a news release, and extensive damage forced the closure of the business.

Police are still searching for the driver, but Danvers police stated in a news release investigators had located the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado in Topsfield.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Danvers Police Department at 978-774-1213.