PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 17-year-old girl is facing multiple charges after officials said a stolen car slammed into a Vancouver house Sunday night, causing “significant structural damage” and injuring at least one person.
Around 8:10 p.m. Vancouver Fire Department crews were sent to 4710 NE 56th Place and found a car wedged into the first floor of a 2-story house. No one was in the car when firefighters arrived, but a five-year-old child in the house was injured. That child was taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest and is expected to recover.
Witnesses saw two people, later determined to be ages 14 and 17, running from the crash, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.
Both teens were eventually detained and the 17-year-old was taken to the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of driving under the influence, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and intimidating a public servant.
The case remains open and under investigation.
It is also unclear the extent of the damage to the house. The Red Cross was called to offer help to those who lived at the house.
KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.