One Critical After Crash That Ripped Car in Two

One person is in critical condition after a crash that ripped a car into two pieces early Tuesday morning.

Arlington police were called to the scene of a crash in the 3400 block of West Sublett Road shortly after midnight.

Officers found a car torn in half a natural gas meter spewing gas.

Witnesses told police they saw a small car speeding eastbound on Sublett just before the crash.

Police said it's unclear why the driver lost control of the car, but determined the car left the roadway, hit a gas meter, then spun into a utility pole. The impact split the car in half.

The driver was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Atmos Energy crews were called to shut down the gas flow. Because the gas was spewing near high voltage power lines, Oncor Electric Delivery shut down power to the area.

Oncor reports about 1,600 customers were without power Tuesday morning. Power will be restored after Atmos crews repair the gas meter. There is no word how long the repairs will take.

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