UPDATE: Woman Who Crashed into House May Have been Racing

By: WSAW News Team Email
By: WSAW News Team Email

UPDATED: Wed 9:49 AM, Sept 04, 2013

Police say a vehicle that crashed into a Wausau home may have racing another vehicle prior to the crash.

Officers were able to locate the other vehicle involved in this incident. Investigations into the case continues to determine who was driving the other vehicle involved in this incident.

The driver of the PT Cruiser was cited for reckless driving-endangering safety, racing on a highway, operating
after revocation, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

The woman also received a written warning for having expired registration.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Wed 5:01 AM, Sept 04, 2013

Wausau Police officers are investigating a crash late Tuesday night at the 1200 block of South 6th Avenue.

A PT Cruiser lost control around 11:15 Tuesday night crashing into the cement porch of a house and hitting a telephone pole, according to Lt. Jim Wadinski with the Wausau Police Department.

"I was in the house and I heard a loud crash, came out running to the front door, saw there was a car against the telephone pole," said homeowner Peggy Brusky. "I thought it'd hit the telephone pole but I looked further and it hit our front porch and then I saw another woman on the ground so I went right to her to make sure she was okay."

Brusky called 911 after she noticed one person looked injured. Of the two girls in the car, at least one was taken to the hospital with what are believed to be none life-threatening injuries.

As of now, speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash
Brusky says this isn't the first time her house has been hit.

Stay with NewsChannel 7 and wsaw.com for more updates as they become available.


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