Driver crashes into Hewitt woman's home

Posted at 11:55 AM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-20 12:58:37-04

A Hewitt woman is thankful she wasn't home when a driver crashed into her home Saturday morning.

The crash happened at the corner of Chama Drive and Romana Circle just before 11 a.m., according to Hewitt police.

Brittny McMillan, 25, told News Channel 25's Pattrik Simmons she was at her parents' garage sale when it happened.

"I got a phone call from the police that somebody had crashed into my duplex that I had just moved into," McMillan said.

McMillan said she moved in last Friday.

Neighbors described the sound they heard when the driver crashed his SUV into McMillan's living room.

"It sounded like a boom sound. I thought it was Space X," neighbor Cynthia Mendoza said. "When I came out and looked outside, I looked to the right and the house had a big ol' hole."

Cynthia's husband, Gilbert, rushed to help the driver.

"I went inside the house to see if the man was OK. I asked him to turn off the motor. So he turned it off. He was not himself. But he seems to be OK. He was OK," he said.

Although McMillan lost some material things, like her couch, coffee tables, and most of her kitchen, she said she's glad everyone made it out OK.

"Definitely lucky. I was in there an hour and a half before, so scary stuff," McMillan said.

Hewitt police said they believe the driver of the SUV had a medical emergency and lost control.

If you'd like to help McMillan replace her belongings, email reporter Pattrik Simmons at psimmons [at] kxxv [dot] com. He will put you in contact with McMillan.

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