Authorities Looking for Driver After Stolen Truck Hits Fire Hydrant in Evansville

Authorities are looking for the driver of a stolen truck that crashed into a fire hydrant at the corner of Fulton Avenue and Illinois Street in Evansville just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Posted: Oct 14, 2021 8:08 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2021 1:15 PM

Multiple agencies responded to the scene of a Thursday morning crash at the corner of Fulton Avenue and Illinois Street in Evansville, Indiana.

Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the Evansville Police Department were at the scene canvassing the area for the driver of a stolen truck that crashed into a fire hydrant before running.

EPD described the driver as a white man in his 30s who was wearing a black hoodie and tan pants. We're told he still remains at large at this time.

According to EPD, two guns were also found in the truck that belonged to the truck's rightful owner. 

The water department was also at the scene of the crash to inspect the damaged fire hydrant.

No further information has been released at this time, but you can stay with 44News on-air and online for updates.

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