Fire Chief: crash into home ‘1 in a million’

(WDTN Photo/Jake Ryle)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are investigating a crash into a home early Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 600 block of Kenwood Ave. near Salem Ave. at around 4 a.m.

Officials say the driver of a gold Buick drove southbound on Salem Ave., lost control of the car, clipped a tree, ran over a hill, jumped over an air conditioning unit, and into a covered porch.

Dist. Chief Vincent Wiley says there were no injuries with the crash, and the gas line wasn’t touched.

“It leaves me smiling. A car into a structure can be a terrible thing,” he added, “Every once in a while you run into these and given the results you just kind of chuckle and say they hit that one just right.”

In his 32 years of working in Dayton, he’s never seen a crash like what happened Wednesday morning.

“They take the cake. They’ll get the prize at my retirement party,” he said.

Rayshawn Freeman, a witness to the crash, tells 2NEWS they tried to help the female driver; however, she ran away from the scene.

“Now I’m trying to be superman. I’m about to go save their life. So I’m running across the street, and they’re like, they’re running they’re running.”

We spoke with the homeowners, and they tell us they were sleeping upstairs at the time of the crash. Neither were injured.

Salem Ave. reopened at around 5:30 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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