‘Everybody is okay, so that’s the blessing’: Vehicle drives through Harrison Twp. home, driver intoxicated

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — A vehicle drove through a home and crashed in the backyard in Harrison Township early Monday morning.

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch told 2 NEWS the crash happened in the 4000 block of Fleetwood Drive around 4:20 a.m. When Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies arrived they found a Chevrolet Monte Carlo had missed a turn in the road, drove through the front yard of the neighboring house and into the side of the home. The car went through two bedrooms, the family room and came to a stop at the back porch.

The driver, according to the sheriff’s office, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Grandview Hospital. The sheriff’s office also said the driver was found to be intoxicated.

No injuries were reported inside the home and Jordan Dale, who lives in the home, said it was a miracle that his family is alive and well. The vehicle came very close to his daughter’s room before ending up in his backyard.

“Everybody is okay, so that’s the blessing. Things can be replaced. People can’t, so I’m very thankful for that,” said Dale.

Stacy Tradwell, a neighbor, said she’s also shaken by the crash.

“I just heard a big boom and I went to look out the window. I didn’t see anything out the front window and went to the side and saw my neighbor’s house demolished,” said Tradwell. “Before I purchased my home, I was told it had been in a car wreck from someone speeding up as well. About two or three years ago now.”

Tradwell said she is planning on speaking with the township about getting guardrails placed in front of their homes.

The incident remains under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story and WDTN.com is working to learn more. Watch this space for updates when more information becomes available.

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