• Stolen car crashes into Daytona Beach home


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 90-year-old Volusia County woman narrowly missing being crushed when a stolen car came crashing into her home Tuesday.

    The car went through a fence and right into her mobile home, near Vine and 9th streets in Daytona Beach.

    Investigators said the driver of the car was trying to get away from deputies.

    The car left a trail of destruction along its path through the mobile home community.

    Connie Charlson's home and her Buick were hit.

    Charlson said she was only a few feet from the spot where the car came into her home.

    "I was just about 4 or 5 feet away, but it was a loud bang, a loud bang. Not fun," said Charlson. "I was a bit shaken, but people say to take things as they happen. It happened. I couldn't do anything about it."

    Volusia County sheriff's deputies spotted the stolen car. They said the the driver sped off, but officials said the deputy did not chase it.

    According to investigators, the deputy reported a description of the car to Daytona Beach police. A few minutes later it crashed through the fence and into Charlson's home.

    Charlson's neighbor saw two men running from the scene.

    "He said, 'Come on,' and he took off running, holding up his jeans because his pants were down past his butt," Paige Tripp said.

    Police arrived a short time later, but the men escaped.

    No one outside the car was injured in the incident.

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