Teen wrecks SUV into Winston-Salem home; 1 injured, family displaced

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A teen wrecked an SUV into a Winston-Salem home on Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at 10:25 a.m. in the 3900 block of Ogburn Avenue.

According to police, the driver of the 1997 Lexus SUV was a 15-year-old juvenile.

Passengers in the vehicle were identified as a 34-year-old female, a 38-year-old female and a 6-year-old male.

According to police, the teen lost control and ran off the right side of the road and collided with several mailboxes. In an effort to gain control of the vehicle the driver then overcorrected causing the vehicle to cross both lanes of Ogburn Avenue and leave the left-hand side of the roadway. The vehicle then continued to travel off the roadway and collided with a single family home.

Police said driver inexperience was determined as the cause of the wreck. Speed and alcohol were not involved.

The house is a rental home and no one was inside at the time of the collision, police said.

The 38-year-old female passenger in the Lexus was taken to the hospital for treatment of a minor injury. No other injuries were reported.

The home sustained significant damage and city housing inspectors have ruled the residence unsafe for habitation. The Red Cross is assisting the family who resides at the residence with alternate housing.

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