UPDATE: One hurt after SUV crashes into Huntsville home; no criminal charges expected

Huntsville Fire said no one was home when it happened.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 11:39 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 8:14 PM

UPDATE: Lt. Michael Johnson said this was simply a car crash, and an occupant of the vehicle took another occupant to Huntsville Hospital. He said it was a simple car crash with minor injuries and no criminal charges will be filed.

WAAY 31 talked to the home's property manager and learned if it wasn't for school starting back today, the family who rents the home would have been inside when the crash happened.

"If school wouldn't have started today, her son would have been in his room probably," said Karnice Holloway, the property manager.

Holloway said she's the property manager for the home that a dark green Tahoe hit on Monday.

"It's between two trees that are about 10 feet apart, 12 feet apart. It's through the neighbor's driveway and it went straight the garage and knocked some of the brick off on the side," she said.

Holloway said firefighters who responded said witnesses told them neither the driver nor passenger were buckled up when it went barreling of the road.

The renter of the home was too shaken to talk on camera about the incident and is a teacher in Huntsville, so she had to leave school early on the first day back.

Everyone said they're relieved the family wasn't home when the wreck happened.

"It went straight through the bedroom. Her son's shoes are lined up where he left them when he went to school this morning. It pushed the bed away, everything. It could have been a very different outcome," said Holloway.

Holloway said she hopes it's a reminder for drivers to slow down.

"Slow down. Don't text and drive. Pay attention because other lives are in jeopardy," she said.

The SUV caused such extensive damage to the home that the family can't stay there or go inside. However, they're receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

From earlier: Police say officers are looking for anyone who was inside the SUV when it crashed. They fled the scene and it is unknown if anyone inside the SUV was injured.

From earlier:

Huntsville police and Huntsville Fire are on scene after an SUV crashed through the garage of a home.

Huntsville Fire said no one was home when it happened. A fire investigator has called for an electrical inspector.

The crash happened at the home on Mastin Lake Road, near its intersection with Fay Street, before 11 a.m. Monday.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for updates as we get them.

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