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Teen pinned when van plows into home

A family is thankful that their teenage daughter is alive after a van plowed into their home.

It happened Sunday on Shelby Street in Frankfort. Frankfort Police say a driver going the wrong way down a one way street, then turned onto Shelby Street and right into a home.

"I heard a loud boom, but not a sonic boom, more like something fell down boom," says the neighbor, Patti Cross.

Cross was inside of her home just across the street when it happened.

"I opened the curtains and I saw what appeared to be back lights, break lights in the house across the street," adds Cross.

The impact pushed a dresser straight into the fifteen-year old sending her into the closet. Her family says its amazing she wasn't hurt.

Neighbors say while they're used to seeing drivers going the wrong on the one way streets, they couldn't believe this.

"It was kind of scary. I couldn't figure out how it got there because there were two cars parked in front of the house. And only about half a car length between them and the cars weren't touched."

Frankfort Police arrested the driver, George A. Newton. Newton is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and Wanton Endangerment in the 1st degree.

Police also discovered that Newton was wanted on an outstanding Franklin County warrant for Contempt of Court.

The family boarded up their daughters bedroom wall. With Christmas just weeks away, they aren't bothered by having heavy repairs on their hand because their daughter will be with them.

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