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UPDATE: Residents blame dangerous intersection for high-speed crash

Posted at 11:48 PM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 21:56:48-05
Surveillance footage shows a Jeep blazing down a residential street and flying through the air before crashing into a woman's home on Linn Lane near Christy Lane and Owens Avenue.
The homeowner, Pam Delzer, says everyone involved is lucky to be alive.
Delzer was on her way to work when her neighbor, Jinny Ludwig, called her to tell her an SUV went through her house.
"I ran out barefoot and sure enough you could still see dust flying and there was a vehicle in this back yard," said Ludwig.
Delzer and Ludwig say the driver of the Jeep was arguing with her boyfriend while speeding down Monroe Avenue. The ladies say police told them she was doing 90 mph in a 25 mph zone.
"She's lucky she's alive!" said Delzer.
The ladies say the intersection of Monroe Avenue and Linn Lane used to be a four-way stop many years ago. But ever since they changed it to just a two-way stop, there's been many vehicle crashes into homes.
"This house has been hit twice," said Ludwig. "My neighbor's house has been hit twice. This house has been hit."
Delzer is the most thankful her dogs are all alive and well from the crash.
"Thank God nobody died," said Delzer. "Nobody died. My animals are safe. My animals are not dead. I have to live inconveniently. (But) that's nothing compares to what could have happened."
Delzer says the driver of the Jeep suffered just minor injuries.