Deputies still searching for driver who crashed into Harrison Township home
HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the driver of a minivan who drove through a house on Fleetwood Avenue.
Chief Deputy Rob Streck told FOX 45 the incident started shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday when a driver fled from an attempted traffic stop. According to Streck, units were already canvassing a nearby neighborhood after citizens complained about a dope house.
"Once he hit his emergency overhead lights, the car fled from him," Streck said. "Our deputy at that point did not pursue him."
Minutes later, a resident flagged down a deputy. When crews responded, they found the minivan had crashed straight through the first floor of the home. A 6-year-old boy and an older gentleman were inside, possibly sitting on the sofa, when the van went through. Both were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
"Once you go up and see that vehicle, and how it went through the entire living room of that house and out the other side, it's amazing," Streck added.
By Tuesday night, the driver of the van was still not found. Streck said initial evidence indicated the van was not stolen, but it's still early in the investigation.
The family who lives in the home is displaced, and doesn't qualify for Red Cross Assistance. FOX 45 was told the county is working to secure a place for them to stay.