Brazil gas leak forces some residents from homes - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Brazil gas leak forces some residents from homes

Posted: Updated:
INDIANAPOLIS -

Western Indiana police say a fatal car accident in Brazil caused a natural gas leak that forced hundreds of nearby residents from their homes.

The car's 23-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene early Thursday. Police say Robert Neville of Brazil lost control of his car at a high rate of speed and crashed into a natural gas line, a utility pole, several mailboxes and a home.

Clay County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rob Gambill tells the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute that one person was at the home when the crash occurred but that person was not injured.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts told the Tribune-Star that troopers were asked to evacuate residents in a triangular area along U.S. 40.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow