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Driver rolls SUV in Fabens, strikes gas pipe

Driver rolls SUV in Fabens, strikes gas pipe
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:55pm

EPCSO: No evacuation, Fabens FD capped ruptured pipe

A driver is recovering after his SUV strikes several large rocks, rolls over a gas pipe and comes to rest against a fence in Fabens.

El Paso County Sheriff's officials say the wreck happened  around 1:30am Friday morning, along  the 400 block of Northwest Camp  Street in Fabens.

When deputies arrived, they found a blue Chevrolet Tahoe upside down, just off the roadway. Their initial investigation found that the driver of the Tahoe was traveling eastbound on Camp St and went into the westbound lane.

Deputies say the Chevy then struck several large rocks, rolled over, struck a gas pipe line and came to rest against a chain link fence. The driver, who was the only one in the SUV received minor injuries and was transported to Del Sol Hospital.

Officials add that the damaged gas pipe was capped by Fabens Fire Department fire fighters and a representative from Texas Gas was requested to assess the damage to the line. 

No homes had to be evacuated due to the gas pipe rupture, and there is no estimate on the damage to the fence or property.

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