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Driver of SUV May Have Hit-and-Run Twice Before Hitting Wheaton House

Police are investigating the accident. Driver suspected to have hit-and-run twice before hitting a tree and a house in Wheaton.

Police are investigating the crash Tuesday when the driver of a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder lost control and hit a tree and then a house around 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of Farnham Lane and Huntleigh Street.

The driver was ejected from the car and the passenger was trapped inside, according to a press release from the Wheaton Police Department. They were both transported to Central DuPage Hospital.

One person was inside the home when the crash occurred. No one in the home was injured, according to the release. A natural gas meter was damaged and the Wheaton Fire Department inspected and protected the area from the natural gas leak.

According to the release, the driver may have been involved in two hit-and-run crashes earlier Tuesday. The first crash occurred on I-355 near Addison and the second occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Blanchard Street in Wheaton.

One person in the car involved in the accident on Roosevelt Road reported minor injuries, police said.

The name of the Nissan's driver and passenger are not being released at this time because the investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Wheaton Police Department traffic unit at 630-260-2161.

Jim McMahon January 11, 2012 at 07:19 PM
A witness said the driver was wearing an Obama 2012 T-shirt.....interesting.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) January 11, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Wheaton Police Department traffic unit at 630-260-2161.
Wheaton Watcher January 14, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Dude, brilliant contribution! I am sure the B-man was driving and ditched after the accident as well!

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