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UPDATED: Car crashes into Tacoma-area garage

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 29, 2012 at 6:15 am |
May 29, 2012 10:41 am
Courtesy of KIRO TV

A speeding car crashed into a garage just outside the City of Tacoma overnight.

The crash occurred near South 96th and South J streets. Deputies tried to stop a car that had been going 75 to 80 mph, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The car didn’t stop and took off. It failed to make a turn, went over a sidewalk and crashed into a garage. The driver wasn’t hurt and was arrested.

The homeowner told KIRO that sheriff’s deputies knocked on his door and said he needed to come outside.

The speeding car heavily damaged the structure and landed on top of a 1960 Ford Thunderbird parked inside. Stephen Medley told KIRO he bought the Thunderbird from his parents in 1968 when he was serving in the Army.

“It goes back in history, yeah,” Medley said. “We both survived the war, so I guess that’s good, but, we’ll see how it works out now.”

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