Unknown driver strikes gas line, leading to evacuations

A gas leak led to evacuations in Bartholomew County Wednesday night, after a driver struck a gas line and then left the scene.

Bartholomew County deputies are reporting that the incident happened shortly after 9 p.m.  Wednesday night in the 5000 block of Jonesville Road. A driver had struck a utility gas line that was now leaking.

Deputies and Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department firefighters evacuated several nearby residents. And the road had to be closed down for about an hour and a half until the gas company could secure the leak.

Authorities say they don’t have a description of the vehicle in the hit and run accident and they don’t have a suspect.

No injuries were reported.