From Newport Police –
At about 8:35 p.m., Newport Police Officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of NE Benton and NE 6th Streets. One of the vehicles had crashed into a house in the 600 Block of NE Benton Street.
During their investigation, Officers learned that Matea Pablo-Lucas, age 35 of Newport, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet cargo van north on NE Benton Street. She failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with NE 6th Street, and collided with a 2003 Honda Civic driven eastbound on NE 6th Street by Jesus Fernandez-Galicia, age 21 of Newport. After the collision Pablo-Lucas’ van veered off the roadway and through the yard of 612 NE Benton Street, hitting the house.
The owners of the house had just put their two children to bed. Their 6 year-old child’s bedroom took the full impact of the van’s collision with the house, just a few feet from the child’s bed. Both interior and exterior walls were damaged.
No one was injured in the crash. An ambulance was summoned to transport Pablo-Lucas to Good Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, following a complaint of discomfort. She was later cited on six counts of Recklessly Endangering, Reckless Driving, No Driver’s License with her, and Criminal Mischief. Driver of the sedan was cited for No Driver’s License.
Original report of the story Monday evening
8:35pm- Report of a car into a house at 612 NE Benton Street. Emergency responders are enroute.
8:37pm- Reports from the scene indicate there is someone in the car crying. There was a child in the bedroom at the time of the crash but is said to be okay. Not injured.
8:40pm- Reports say two other vehicles were also involved with the crash.
8:43pm- Newport Fire Rescue reports there are no injuries.
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