Truck Slams Into Elderly Woman's Chicago Home After Police Chase

Truck narrowly missed the home's gas line

Monday, Jul 14, 2014  |  Updated 4:41 PM CDT
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A police chase on Chicago's South Side ended with a pickup truck smashing into an 88-year-old woman's home, narrowly missing the home's gas line.

A police chase on Chicago's South Side ended with a pickup truck smashing into an 88-year-old woman's home, narrowly missing the home's gas line.

A pickup truck smashed into an 88-year-old Chicago woman's house Sunday night after a police chase in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Police said officers began pursuing the vehicle in the 1000 block of West 69th Street after spotting the truck that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a shooting.

The vehicle slammed into the home around 8:30 p.m. on the 6900 block of South Michigan where Carolyn O. Smith was sleeping.

Smith, who has lived in the home for more than 60 years, said she slept through the crash and her nephew alerted her to what happened.

Though Smith wasn't injured, her family members said the truck narrowly missed the home's gas line.

Police said the driver is in custody. No injuries were reported in the crash.
 

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