Accident on Greenwood ***Updated***

POSTED BY: Nichole Hannahs
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:37 AM

A Greenwood Avenue family woke up early Thursday morning when a truck crashed into their front porch.

The State Highway Patrol said just before 4a.m. Trooper Roe from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol clocked a red truck traveling west on Interstate 70 at 105mph.

Trooper Roe attempted to pull over the vehicle but it failed to stop, taking the Norwich exit onto US 22. Stop sticks were used as the vehicle approached the Zanesville Patrol Post and one of the vehicle's tires were deflated.

The vehicle continued down the road where it drove off the road, struck a utility pole, shearing it in half and then crashed into a home at 1156 Greenwood.

"Everybody jumped up and started to run around," said Samuel Hancock, who lives at the home. "We tried to figure out what this noise was. I come out here and there's a stolen vehicle slammed into the house."

A neighbor of the home said that the same power pole has been struck multiple times in the past and it's not usually to see the wrecks in this area. Hancock said the family is lucky since his parents bedroom is right next to the porch.

"To be honest I think it was a guardian angel," said Hancock. "You see the tire tracks were going straight but it turned and hit the porch instead. I'm glad it didn't hurt anyone."

The driver fled the scene on foot. Zanesville Police brought their K9 but were unable to track the suspect, upon investigation it was determined the truck belonged to Middlebourne Township Maintenance Garage in Guernsey County. The building had been broken into.


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