A silver sedan crashed into the Culver City Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 11828 West Washington Blvd. around 12:30 a.m., causing minor damage, according to the Culver City Police Department.
Culver City Police Sgt. Jason Sims said the driver then fled the scene, leaving the vehicle, which
According to NBC 4, firefighters searched the area for the driver but couldn’t find him.
"We did an exhaustive search," Chief Chris Syverson, of the Culver City Fire Department told NBC 4. "We haven't found any victims."
Members of the church told NBC4 the damage was confined to the pastor's office and according to the church's website, the building was undergoing renovation.
"There's some significant damage, not to the church itself, but what appears to be an adjacent meeting room," Syverson said.
"It looks awful, there's lot of damage,'' church pastor Jan Kaatz told City News Service.
A gaping hole was visible in an exterior common wall that served two church offices and a men's restroom, the pastor said.
"Our primary concern is cleanup, and making the rooms safe,'' said Kaatz.
The damanged wall is now boarded up and authorities are still searching for the driver.
- City News Service contributed to this report.