Woman Crashes Car Into Imperial Beach Home, Flees

The driver caused damages to the side of a white home in Imperial Beach

A woman driving a silver Toyota sedan smashed into the right side of a white house in Imperial Beach on Monday night and fled the scene, officials said.

Authorities were alerted to the crash near the corner of Elm Avenue and 7th Street at about 10:30 p.m. When deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) arrived at the scene, they discovered the wreck, but no driver.

The sedan appeared to have veered across a lawn of dry grass, striking the home. The impact tore through wall panels, breaking a glass window and damaging part of the home's foundation.

Building inspectors are currently investigating the home to evaluate the scale of damage. No injuries were reported for either the residents of the house or the driver of the vehicle.

Deputies were able to locate the driver shortly after the crash. She was arrested on a hit-and-run charge. Investigators are trying to determine if drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision.

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