UPDATE: Crews secure gas line after fiery crash in south-central El Paso; driver in custody

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Police Department reported a crash Thursday morning in south-central El Paso following a pursuit.

Authorities said it happened near Auburn and Awbrey. A car reportedly crashed into a gas line and the vehicle caught fire following the police pursuit.

Authorities said the driver was wanted for Aggravated Robbery and had fled from U.S. Marshals.

EPPD evacuated residents who lived nearby the crash site.

The El Paso Fire Department tweeted that crews were able to extinguish the fire and that crews from the gas company were able to shut off the gas and secure the line.

Police did not say if the driver suffered any injuries.

The suspect has been taken into custody, according to El Paso police.

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