SUV Crashes Into Turtle Creek Building, Driver Flees Scene

TURTLE CREEK (KDKA) – Police are searching for the driver of an SUV that was found crashed into a building in Turtle Creek.

Police were called to the scene in the 300 block of Braddock Avenue around 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

An SUV went off the road, hopped the curb, went into the dirt and then went airborne into the building on the Keystone Commons property, which houses dozens of companies.

“There was quite a bit of damage to the building and I would imagine that the vehicle is totaled,” Turtle Creek Police Chief Dale Kraeer said.

Police say no one was inside the office building at the time of the crash.

Additionally, no one was in the SUV when police arrived at the scene.

“When they responded and arrived, [the] operator of the vehicle wasn’t there. If there were any passengers, they weren’t there. Everybody fled the scene,” Chief Kraeer said.

Authorities put area hospitals on alert to check and see if anyone came in with injuries. Police have also been in contact with the owner of the vehicle and are working to determine who was driving. The vehicle was not reported as being stolen.

It’s unclear what caused the accident because no one was there to witness it.

Police did not find any drugs or alcohol in the SUV.

While this accident was pretty dramatic, it’s not the first of it’s kind on the 25 mile per hour road.

“We’ve had our share of accidents on that stretch in both directions,” Chief Kraeer said.

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