An SUV struck a utility pole Monday, then smashed into a church in the Central-Alameda area, authorities said.
The crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. at 55th Street and Holmes Avenue, said Officer G. Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station.
Before hitting the church, the SUV struck a utility pole, downing power lines, which had to be deactivated, he said.
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The suspect got out of the SUV and fled before officers arrived, Lopez said. No injuries were reported.
Officers were investigating whether the vehicle was used in a crime before the crash, Lopez said.