Pickup Crashes Into Danvers Gas Station, Igniting Fire; Police Searching for Driver

The fire left a gas pump damaged and other pumps covered in ash, and caused part of Route 1 to be temporarily closed

A pickup truck plowed into a pump at a gas station in Danvers, Massachusetts, early Friday morning, igniting a fire and leaving parts of the station charred, authorities said.

Police are seeking information about the whereabouts of the driver. They said they had located a white 2017 Chevrolet Silverado with out-of-state plates in nearby Topsfield in connection with the incident. 

The crash and gas station fire was reported at 1:18 a.m. at a Gulf gas station on Route 1. The flames were extinguished by a fire suppression system, according to police. Witnesses told authorities a pickup truck was in the area at the time of the crash.

Firefighters were on the scene four hours after the fire, which left a gas pump damaged and other pumps covered in ash. A section of Route 1 was temporarily shut down as authorities investigated. 

Danvers police had said they found a vehicle nearby, but were unsure if that vehicle was responsible for the fire. 

A street sweeper cleaned the debris left behind by the incident. It is unclear how much damage was done and what the cost associated with it will be.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Danvers Police Department at 978-774-1213.

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