Stolen Truck Slams into Springfield Home After Chase
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — Three people have been arrested after an accident in Springfield, where a truck slammed into a home Wednesday morning.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, officers on patrol in downtown Springfield saw a stolen Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck heading north towards West Springfield.
Delaney adds that West Springfield police officers alerted Springfield Police that the truck was heading back into Springfield, but that they had lost sight of the car.
Officers Steven Vigneault and Matthew Benoit caught up to the car as “it sped across the city and down Wilbraham Road,” Delaney explains.
As the truck tried to make a turn at a corner, the driver lost control and crashed into a home at 1013 Roosevelt Avenue.
Dennis Leger, aide to Springfield’s fire commissioner, notes that much of the car was lodged into the home and flipped upside down.
Leger says there were three people in the truck at the time, none of whom were injured.
However, all three – identified by Delaney as 20-year-old Patrick Brown, 19-year-old Travis Washington, and 19-year-old L’Varius Jones – were taken into custody and placed under arrest.
The Red Cross will be brought in to assist the four adults and two children who live at that address.
The city’s building commissioner has deemed the house “uninhabitable”, so they will not be able to stay there Wednesday night.
Leger adds that crews will cut the power and the gas to the home in order to properly remove the vehicle and repair the damage.
No injuries were reported to anyone in the home.
Brown is facing several charges including receiving a stolen motor vehicle, reckless operation, and speeding. Delaney adds that he also has several default warrants outstanding for stolen cars.
Washington and Jones are both facing one count of receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
All three men are scheduled to be arraigned in Springfield District Court sometime Wednesday.