Police: Home is a “big empty box” after car crashes through wall

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A car crashed into a home in Harrison Township after an attempted traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

It happened in the 4000 block of Fleetwood Avenue.

Chief Deputy Rob Streck of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said that multiple deputies were out that day scoping out houses suspected of drug activity based on citizen complaints.

An officer attempted to pull over a vehicle in the area for a traffic stop, which fled as soon as the officer turned on their emergency lights.

Authorities did not pursue the car but proceeded to patrol the surrounding area looking for it.

A citizen then flagged officers down and directed them toward the house on Fleetwood Avenue where the car had already managed to drive through the home.

Police say they are still searching for the driver of the car, who is believed to have been speeding at the time of the crash and who may have been otherwise preoccupied. 

Harrison Township dispatch confirmed that two people were injured in the incident. They were in the home at the time of the crash. A six-year-old boy was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital and an older gentleman was transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

A sister-in-law to the man injured told 2 News, the adult man had several broken bones including a broken neck. She said while both the six-year-old and the man were hospitalized, they were expected to recover. 

Police are still looking for the driver of the car.

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