LA CRESCENTA — Alexa Ruegg got a rude awakening early Monday after discovering her Chevy Impala smashed up in front of her Maryland Avenue home.
Her Impala, along with a Toyota van, were destroyed in an early-morning hit-and-run crash.
She woke about 2:30 a.m. after hearing the loud crash, ran outside in the 4800 block of Maryland Avenue and saw the rear of her Impala smashed like an accordion.
"I felt like I was in daze when I went out there," she said.
Her car wasn't the only one hit. As she looked across the street, she saw the path of destruction.
Tire markings, car parts and fluid were strewn on the street.
A neighbor's Toyota van had been badly broadsided, with its front bumper barely holding on.
The front of the culprit vehicle, a black Mercedes SUV, had extensive damage, but the driver and passenger fled before police and residents arrived at the scene, witnesses said.