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SFPD investigates traffic accident that caused gas leak | Local News

West Zia Road and Yucca Street were closed after a house and gas meter hit a house and gas meter in an accident on Thursday morning.

Lt. Chris McCord of Santa Fe Police Department said the accident occurred at 8:50 a.m. after a red truck illegally turned left on Yucca Street while traveling north on West Zia Road. An oncoming car crashed into the truck, causing it to spiral out of control and collide with a house on Calle Pacifica 2305, he said. A third vehicle ended the car that hit the red truck.

According to a press release, Santa Fe police and fire teams arrived with the New Mexico Gas Company to assess the damage to the drivers, home, and gas meter.

Two drivers were rushed to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third driver was evacuated by rescue workers at the scene, the statement said. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

McCord found that the house was damaged on an outside wall after the car drove through it.

The intersection of Yucca Street and West Zia Road remained closed while authorities waited for the gas to be turned off and released, the statement said. The lock was lifted at 9:48 a.m.

The accident is still being investigated by the Santa Fe traffic police. McCord said the driver of the red truck had received a traffic obstruction.

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