Vehicle crashes into ditch, driver flees

A wrecker service tows away a 2000 Mercury Cougar that crashed into a guy wire in the 2700 block of Leary Lane, Friday.

A vehicle that crashed into a guy wire in a ditch had no driver or passengers when emergency personnel arrived to assist Friday evening.

The vehicle, a 2000 yellow Mercury Cougar, rested in a ditch in the 2700 block of Leary Lane. It had a dented front bumper.

Victoria Police Officer Travis Hanson said he was trying to find the driver and learn why he fled the scene of the 5:30 p.m. crash.

As of Friday night, officers were still trying to reach the vehicle's registered owner to find out whether the unknown driver had permission to to use the vehicle or if the vehicle was stolen.

The cause of the wreck is still under investigation.