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Update: Driver Flees After Crashing Into House

Todd Pittenger - November 5, 2017 10:23 am

The car crashed into a front porch.

Police say an argument inside a car played a role in a crash that happened around 9:05am Sunday morning.

Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a known suspect and a 32-year-old woman from Hutchinson were having a disagreement as the two traveled in the 700 block of S. 5th. The victim told officers at the scene that the suspect was slapping her and driving recklessly before hitting a 2011 Cadillac SRX and the front porch of a house located at 745 S. 5th. The man ran from the scene and police continue to search for him.

 

Original Story:

No one was seriously hurt when a car slammed into a house in a Central Salina neighborhood Sunday morning.

Salina Police Sgt. Jim Feldman  told KSAL News at the scene that the crash happened shortly after 9:00 in the morning.

Feldman says that a car was headed north in the 700 block of South  5th Street. The driver lost control and went through several yards. He hit a tree, and a car parked in a driveway, before crashing into a porch and coming to stop.

The male driver then fled the scene of the crash, leaving behind a female passenger. He was running north on foot.

 

A witness told KSAL News that he saw the driver running away, and shouted at him to stop. The driver replied that he “needed to go home” and that “he would be back”.

EMS responded to the scene to treat the female passenger. She was not transported to the hospital. No one else was injured.

Police said that it appeared speed played a factor in the crash.

Officers have identified the person who they believe was driving the car.  They were still trying to locate him late Sunday.

 

A tree, and a car parked in a driveway were hit before the car crashed into the porch.

 

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