DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A spectacular crash shocked a Dayton neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Police say a car slammed into a house on Xenia Avenue in the Twin Towers neighborhood around 4:00 pm.
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Neighbors couldn't believe their eyes. "I ran down here and helped direct traffic and wanted to cry when I actually saw the car," said Vicki Hagler, witness.
Turpin was putting siding on a nearby home when he says he saw the car speeding on Dover and fly over a speed bump. "I heard it first. There was a car coming about 100 mph down the street. It jumped this little median right here and without even stopping it jumped the curb and drove straight into the house."
The car was wedged six to seven feet into the home. Police say it also grazed a telephone pole before impact.They say no one was inside the house, which appeared to be under renovation.
The fact that no one else was injured in the violent crash surprised witnesses and investigators.
"It's pretty scary and I'm just glad there was no kids hurt, because about a half hour prior there was a bunch of kids out here playing. It could have hit them as well."
Sergeant Matt Beavers says surveillance video from a nearby nonprofit organization shows another driver who narrowly escaped the crash.
"There was one car that was gonig east on Xenia and it missed impact by a second, second and a half," said Sgt. Beavers.The coroner has yet to identify the victim, but did tell us he was in his 50s.
2 NEWS is working for you on getting that surveillance video to show you what happened.
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