Hit and run crash sends car smashing into east Springfield home

Published: Jun. 14, 2019 at 7:25 PM CDT
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A hit-and-run car crash in Springfield Friday afternoon left one car stuck in the side of a garage.

According to Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department, a silver sedan traveling northbound on Sieger Dr. ran a stop sign and struck an SUV traveling on Bennett St. about 4:30 pm.

The impact took both cars into a driveway of a rental home at the corner of the intersection. The SUV ran into a parked truck and the sedan crashed into the home's garage.

Lt. Lucas said there were minor injuries in the crash, and he said the driver of the sedan is now in police custody after running from the scene of the accident. Police are investigating whether that man had been drinking prior to the crash.

The family renting the house was inside at the time of the crash, including four children. One said she thought the sound of the crash was thunder so she hid under the bed.

One of the renters said her car was parked in the garage and she was not sure if it would have additional damage. No one in the home was injured.

Debco Management, Inc., which manages the property, had a crew on the scene assessing the damage. One crew member said the structure of the house was not affected, but fixing the garage would cost at least $10,000.

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