Car crashes into house in West Memphis

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A car crashed into a house in West Memphis on Tuesday, and the occupants of the car left the scene before officers arrived.

Police said they were on the scene around 11 a.m. in the 600 block of East Woodlawn.

“I heard this loud boom. Everything came flying into the kitchen, debris, the stereo, all the things out of the cabinet. I got up to look in the living room and there was a car in the living room,” resident Carrie Johnson said.

Neighbors say two girls were seen speeding around the corner before they appeared to lose control and crashed into the home. They fled the scene before officers arrived and are currently being pursued by West Memphis police.

“I know that same car came through here yesterday speeding, and almost lost control yesterday evening. The same car,” Johnson explained.

Now, Johnson says she’s living in a nightmare because her home of nearly 30 years is unlivable.

One person who resided in the home was taken to Baptist Crittenden with minor injuries.

This is still an active investigation. Anyone with information can call the West Memphis Police Department at (870)-732-7555.


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