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Car slams through Beavercreek home

Published: Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 9:12 PM
Updated: Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 11:49 PM
By: www.whiotv.com

One man is facing charges after police said he, along with a female passenger, fled the scene of a crash after the vehicle he was driving plowed into a house on North Central Drive.

The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Fire and police crews responded to 1789 North Central Dr. on a report of a vehicle into a house. Upon arrival, crews discovered the vehicle in the house’s living room. The residents said those inside the car had fled.

Beavercreek police questioned a male driver on Timberline Drive. The female suffered minor injuries. Officers said the driver was a short distance from his house when the accident happened.

The residence was occupied by two Wright State University students.

Noel Thompson of Springboro is the father of the woman who lives at the house. He said she and her fiancé had been living there for about six months.

“They just got done … completely re-gutted the whole thing, he said. “So it’s kind of a shame.”

He said it was fortunate that his daughter and grandchild were visiting tonight when the accident happened.

“Where the car ended up hitting went right through where they could have been easily tonight” he added.

Gas and electricity is being shut off to the home, police said.

They said the driver was questioned, but was not arrested. He was processed and released. Officers said the driver will face a failure to control charge. They added that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, and additional charges could be filed.