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Driver causes flooding, slams into house in Huber Heights crash 

UPDATE @ 4:25 a.m: A driver caused a multitude of damage after losing control of the vehicle they were driving on Charlesgate Road Sunday night.

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According to a release by Huber Heights police, the driver of a silver Ford Mustang traveling on Charlesgate failed to maintain control of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle struck a street sign, ripped a fire hydrant out of the ground, and struck the front of a house before it came to a stop.

(Courtesy: Lisa Hampshire)

The 92-year-old homeowner was in the back of the house watching football when the crash happened, but he was not injured. The crash did, however, cause moderate damage to the front of the house.

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The fire hydrant became dislodged due to the crash, causing partial flooding of the intersection near Emeraldgate Drive.

Some residents reported discolored yellow water following the crash. Water personnel encourage those affected to run water for 15 to 20 minutes in order to flush out the lines.

The driver will potentially be cited for failure to control.

The incident remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

A car drove into a house in Huber Heights Sunday night.

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Crews were called to the scene of Charlesgate Road around 8:45 p.m., according to Huber Heights dispatchers.

A witness on scene told this news station that the car struck a street sign, a fire hydrant and crashed into a bedroom of a home. 

Crews are on scene pulling pipes out of the ground underneath where a fire hydrant was reportedly struck.

Charlesgate Road is covered in a layer of mud from a fire hydrant spewing water after being struck.

It’s not yet known what caused the crash or if anyone was cited.

A man who said he lives in the house told us he was in a backroom watching TV when the car struck the house. He said he was the only one in the house and was uninjured.

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