Police looking for driver who fled after crash near church

November 8, 2019 GMT

BELMONT, N.H. (AP) — Police are trying to find a driver who fled following a crash near a church entrance in Belmont, New Hampshire.

The Laconia Sun reports the accident happened early Wednesday. An SUV careened across the entrance of St. Joseph Church before slamming into a railing and coming to rest on a retaining wall. A witness saw a man flee the vehicle.

Officers said a large section of the stone wall and a stair railing were badly damaged. Both were recently rebuilt.

The SUV’s owner told police she couldn’t advise them who had the vehicle at the time of the crash.