Man crashes into church, leaves car behind

By KOMO Communities Staff (Beacon Hill Blog news partners)

The search is on for the driver who crashed into a church, then fled the scene.

Service was canceled at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church on 14th Ave. S. Tuesday morning after a car rammed into the side of the building.

The crash, which occurred just before 2 a.m., tore through the stage inside the church, and left behind a large gaping hole.

No one was injured in the crash. Firefighters said the driver ran from the scene, leaving behind his car, before police arrived.

The crash displaced several church elders who live above the church. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents while investigators determine whether the structure is safe for occupancy.

A description of the sought driver was not available.

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