Car explodes outside QuikTrip in Tempe, possibly drug related - East Valley Tribune: Tempe

Car explodes outside QuikTrip in Tempe, possibly drug related

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:50 am | Updated: 9:50 am, Thu Jan 30, 2014.

Officials are investigating after a vehicle explosion outside of QuikTrip Wednesday night in Tempe.

According to Tempe police, officers responded to a vehicle fire outside the QT on Priest Drive and US 60 around 9:45 p.m.

QT employees and others at the scene tried to put out the fire before officials arrived. During that time, the driver fled the scene and is still on the loose.

When officials arrived they found the vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex next to the QT.

Residents around the vehicle were evacuated as a precaution. Authorities eventually determined the SUV did not contain explosives.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and the incident may be drug related.

No injuries were reported.

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