Driver Cited after Car Crashes into Lincoln Home

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

27-year-old Brent Vinson Junior was cited with willful reckless driving after his car crashed into a Lincoln home.

Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire after a car crashed into a home at 3406 S. 40th.

The homeowner said he was in bed when he heard a crash and his home shook.

When the homeowner went outside he saw a car had hit his house and the Vinson was still inside.

The homeowner told 10/11 the car started on fire while the owner was inside, and that he helped pull the driver out of the car.

LFR said the home's porch and attic caught on fire, but that it only took minutes to put the flames out.

The driver was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance with minor injuries.

Police believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

According to homeowner, no one else was in his home (other than dogs) and there was only one person in the car at the time of the crash.

A witness that lived across the street said she was the one who called 911, and that after the driver was pulled from the car, they placed him in her front lawn across the street until rescue crews arrived.

Lincoln Police say the Vinson went through straight through the roundabout before hitting the house.

Estimated damages for the home and vehicle are $50,000.

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