• Driver arrested after crashing into South Daytona mobile home


    SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. - A South Daytona family was awoken early Monday morning when a car crashed into their home on Hickorywood Drive.

    Police said the driver of the car, 18-year-old Amy Beatty, fled the scene about 6 a.m. and was arrested at a mobile home down the street from the crash.

    There were four people inside the home at the time of the crash, including a 3-month-old baby, authorities said.

    The impact of the crash caused the foundation of the mobile home to push into a car in the attached carport and caused a wall to push out so far the entire inside of the home is visible.

    "I woke up to a loud crash. My first instinct was to grab my daughter and wake up my husband, and we went to investigate what had happened," said victim Trea Johnson.

    Joshua Johnson said he and his family have nowhere to go now that their home has been destroyed.

    "I guess a motel at the moment, but I'm going to try and continue, you know, all you can do is try and continue," said Johnson.

    The car crashed into Johnson's mother's room. She suffered minor injuries.

    Police said Beatty, who does not have a valid driver's license, faces multiple charges in connection with the crash.

    There were two other people in the car, including a man who police said was heavily intoxicated, authorities said.

    Neighbors said the suspects came from a mobile home down the street where police say they have responded to several complaints for noise and other disturbances.


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