DENNIS TOWNSHIP — Police are searching for a driver who left the scene after crashing into the South Dennis post office Tuesday night.

The crash caused “significant damage” to the building, located at 231 County Road near Route 47, and forced officials to shut down the post office, said Ray Daiutolo Sr., a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service.

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State Police got a report of the crash at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday, after the post office closed for the day, State Trooper Lawrence Peele said. A white Ford Explorer struck the back of building and drove away, he said.

State Police are investigating the incident and looking for the driver, Peele said.

Peele said the crash caused extensive damage to the building’s exterior and some damage to its interior. All operations at the post office have been suspended until crews can assess the extent of the damage to the building’s structure, Daiutolo Sr. said.

In the meantime, all postal operations for South Dennis will be relocated to the Dennisville post office at 24 Hall Ave.

Contact: 609-272-7411

JTomczuk@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressTomczuk

Joined the Press in June of 2016 as a nighttime breaking news reporter. I'm now a staff writer covering Cape May County. Born and raised in Philadelphia and a graduate of Temple University. Previously interned for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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