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UPDATE | Two hurt after car crashes into home; driver faces DUI charges

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Published: Nov. 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST
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UPDATE 11/27/19 @ 7:10 p.m.

A woman from Charleston faces charges after deputies say she was driving under the influence Wednesday when she crashed into a woman's home in Cross Lanes.

Stella Mangus, 61, is charged with second-offense DUI causing injury, driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of a crash causing injury. Deputies say Mangus had two bench warrants for her arrest from two previous DUI charges.

The incident was reported just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Washington Street West. The home sustained serious damage.

Investigators say the resident was in her kitchen when her home was struck. The impact of the crash forced her refrigerator into her and threw her into a closet door, "causing bruising, swelling, and lacerations to her head, wrist, chest, and leg," according to the news release.

Deputies say Mangus got out of the car that crashed into a home and later into a black Ford traveling toward Cross Lanes. The driver of the Ford told investigators they didn't realize Mangus was fleeing the scene of a crime, saying she told them she needed to get to a doctor.

Investigators say Mangus admitted to recent heroin use and showed signs of impairment. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

First responders encouraged the resident to go to the hospital, too.

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UPDATE 11/27/19 @ 4:55 p.m.

Both the homeowner and the driver of a car that crashed into a home in Cross Lanes suffered injuries, Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say.

The woman who was driving the white car was detained by deputies and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say the homeowner was advised to go to the hospital, but that decision was up to her.

The incident was reported just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Washington Street West.

Damage to the home was described as extensive. There is no information at this time what caused the driver to crash. No names have been released at this time.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/27/19

Emergency crews are on scene Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed into a house.

According to Metro 911, the accident happened in the 4000 block of Washington Street West in Cross Lanes. It was reported just before 3:30 p.m.

Heavy structural damage has been reported.

Dispatchers say only one car was involved, but the driver abandoned the vehicle at the scene.

We have a crew on the way as first responders continue to assess the damage.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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