Woman, pet dead after car smashes into Vancouver house
VANCOUVER Wash. (KPTV) - One person and a pet are dead after a car drove into a house in Vancouver on Thursday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Around 6:45 p.m., Vancouver Fire responded to the intersection of Fourth Plain and Fruit Valley Road after the report of a car driving into building with people inside.
When fire engines arrived to the house at 2607 Unander Avenue, Vancouver Fire also dispatched its heavy rescue and technical rescue team to make sure the house would not collapse on emergency responders.
One woman and one family pet who were in the house at the time of the crash died at the scene. Two other people who lived in the house have been displaced and the Vancouver Fire Chaplain was called to the scene.
The driver of the car was taken to a hospital for evaluation of injuries and is expected to live.
The preliminary investigation indicated the driver was speeding, hit a median curb, crashed though a fence and into the house.
Pending charges for the driver once released from the hospital include DUI and Vehicular Homicide.
The investigation is ongoing.
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