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SUV driver hits Patchogue building, flees on foot, cops say

A driver fled the scene after crashing his

A driver fled the scene after crashing his Ford Expedition into a building at the corner of South Ocean Avenue and Church Street in Patchogue on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, Suffolk County police said. Credit: Bryan Lopez

The driver of a sport utility vehicle Tuesday crossed over the lawn of a Patchogue church, hit a utility pole and then crashed into a building before running off, abandoning the vehicle, Suffolk County police said.

No one was injured in the crash at South Ocean Avenue and Church Street just before 5 p.m., police said.

Before being stopped by the building, a 2006 Ford Expedition went across the lawn of the United Methodist Church of Patchogue, at 10 Church St., then struck a utility pole, a police spokeswoman said.

The driver then fled the scene.

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