Driver drags woman, knocks over gravestones in hit-and-run

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SAN DIEGO — A driver hit a woman, knocked over gravestones and then ran off in a crash at a local cemetery early Monday.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery, on Imperial Avenue near 40th Street in the Mountain View neighborhood.

A blue sedan hit the woman and then dragged her along as the driver crashed through a fence into the graveyard and finally came to a rest after knocking over several gravestones, San Diego Police Department confirmed. The driver got out and ran off, leaving the car behind.

Paramedics were able to rescue the woman and rush her to the hospital, SDPD said.

Police suspect the driver was also involved in a domestic violence incident before the crash. No arrests had been made Monday morning. By 6:30 a.m., the car had been removed from the site.

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