PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A vehicle that ran into a house with occupants trapped inside killed a woman Thursday night, according to Vancouver police.
Officials reported to the intersection of Fourth Plain and Fruit Valley Road around 6:40 p.m. to find a vehicle crashed into the house at 2607 Unander Avenue.
Investigators say the driver — who has yet to be identified — was traveling at a high rate of speed, hit a median curb, crashed through a fence and then into the house. Rescue teams worked to remove the people inside without causing the building to collapse.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the driver will face pending charges of DUI and vehicular homicide, as investigators say impairment and speed were factors in the crash.
Two people living in the house have been displaced, and the crash also killed a family pet.
Police have yet to release the identity of the person that died at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
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