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Driver flees when car goes up in flames in National City

SAN DIEGO, CA – A hit-and-run driver has not been apprehended after the car they crashed went up in flames in National City early Wednesday morning.

According to local ABC News, police were alerted to the incident when a bystander called 911 about a car on fire in the 3100 block of East Plaza Boulevard. The Lexus was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and the driver couldn’t be found.

An investigation at the scene led authorities to believe that the driver lost control and crashed then fled. A witness even reported seeing a figure on fire running from the area.

A short time later, a burglar alarm was set off at an area business. Investigators think that the driver smashed the glass in but were not able to catch up with the suspect.

Beer bottles were found at the scene of the car fire.

National City Police are asking anyone with information to pass on what they know.

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