Vehicle crashes into Winston-Salem apartment complex

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A vehicle crashed into a Winston-Salem apartment building late Monday night.

It happened just after 10 p.m. as Alisha Smith, 37, was parking her 1992 Honda Accord in front of the apartment building located at 5470 Shattalon Drive.

Smith’s brakes failed, causing her vehicle to hit a brick column.

The brick column, which supported a second-story outside walkway, collapsed during the crash.

Officials from the Winston-Salem Fire Department and the City of Winston-Salem Inspections department responded to the scene and deemed the structure safe.

A small portion of the second-floor walkway is closed temporarily until repairs can be made.