Car crashes into Providence house after high-speed chase
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —
A car struck a three-story house in Providence around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday after a high-speed chase with police.
Photos taken at the scene show a silver Ford Fusion wedged into the foundation of 397 Orms St.
"I heard four or five seconds of squealing tires and then a massive sound of impact," Corey Jackson, a resident, said. "It doesn't take four or five seconds to come to a complete stop on Orms Street. This is a 35 mile an hour zone."
According to authorities, the Ford matches the description of a car that was spotted fleeing the scene of a shooting at Chad Brown on Tuesday.
When police attempted to pull the car over, the car then rammed a police cruiser and took off. After police gave chase, the car slammed into the home.
"It shook my house," said Say Inthaphon, who lives on the first floor. "It's really scary. We never had this happen before."
Two suspects fled the scene on foot. While one suspect is in custody, police said they are searching for the other.
"There's kids out here, that's what I'm worried about. The children's safety," Joylinn Gelpi, a witness said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, but several vehicles were badly damaged, including a police SUV that struck a tree.
Police appeared to have a side street blocked off with yellow tape. Just before 9 p.m., police removed the car from the home, leaving a giant hole in the foundation of the house.
It is still unknown what role, if any, the suspects had in the shooting.