Crime

Car crashes into Centerville home

Lisa Urquhart was unpacking boxes in her new home on Sentry Oaks Drive in Centerville when a car came crashing through the garage Sunday afternoon.

“All of a sudden we heard this ‘boom’ and the whole house shook,” Urquhart said.

Her husband and daughter were napping in the living room when she said it felt like the house shifted.“We got woke up by a car coming in the house with us,” she said.

The car came down the street and hit a couple of mailboxes before driving across the neighbor’s yard, hitting her husband’s truck and smashing through the garage doors, Urquhart said.

The impact crumbled the freezer, which set off a hissing noise that had her family scrambling to safety.

“It scared us to death,” Urquhart said.

Urquhart said she didn’t understand what caused the driver to veer off the road, but the woman did not initially seek treatment for injuries.

The driver, Amee Jo Speicher, 32, of a Davis Drive address in Centerville, was charged with traveling too fast for conditions and driving without a license, Police Chief Tony Cooper said.

Speicher told police that her steering wheel locked to the left while she was driving and that she could not turn to the right. She said she did manage to turn on her caution lights during the ordeal.

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