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Vehicle hits house in Durham

Posted August 8, 2010 7:06 a.m. EDT
Updated August 9, 2010 4:49 p.m. EDT

— A vehicle ran off the road and into a house at 209 Guthrie Ave. in Durham around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The vehicle struck the front porch and then partially went into the front of the house.

LaKendra Rumley was not home when the vehicle hit her house. She saw the damage Sunday, however, and said there was little she could salvage.

Rumley also said she wasn't sure if anything was taken out of the house after it was struck by the vehicle.

“We’re actually going through the house and getting things out. So as I continue to pack things up, I’ll know if something is missing or not,” she said.

Police said the driver, whose name was not released, faces charges of careless and reckless driving and failure to reduce speed.

He was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.