Driver Smashes Into Two Homes, Two Cars In DeKalb

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A driver smashed into two cars and two homes in a DeKalb County neighborhood on Wednesday morning, police said.

Residents on Walnut Creek Drive in Lithonia told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh the woman claimed she lost control of her vehicle around 5:30 a.m.

Authorities said the driver struck a home, knocking open a refrigerator. Resident Cassandra Goodman said she thought her refrigerator had exploded until she smelled smoke and motor oil.

“The lady was walking out and saying, ‘I’m sorry. I lost control.’ And I’m like, ‘how?’” Goodman told Kavanaugh.

The driver also crashed into a second home, causing a large amount of damage to a wall and window as well as furniture inside, authorities said. Resident Tomieka Mims said she was at home with her 10-year-old daughter when the car plowed through the house.

“It was an accident. It wasn’t anybody trying to come in on us and burglarize us. That’s when I calmed down,” Mims said. “Then the reality sets in. There’s a car in the house.”

The driver also hit two cars parked in the street, sideswiping one of the cars and heavily damaging the rear of the second, police said.

A DeKalb police spokesman told Kavanaugh police had ruled out alcohol. Investigators planned to run tests on the car, a 1995 Honda Accord wagon.

The driver told Kavanaugh she had minor injuries.

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