Vehicle plows through Daytona Beach home, then flees scene, police say

No suspects identified

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A driver drove a vehicle through a wall of a Volusia County home, then left the area without contacting authorities, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Tyesha Warren, who rents the home on Derbyshire Road, said she left the residence around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and when she returned around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, the home's northeast wall was destroyed.

"I got off work. I went and got the kids from the sitter and when I pulled in, my daughter noticed it first. She's like, 'Mommy, what happened to the house?' And I was like, 'What?' And as I was turning in, I noticed it," Warren said.

Warren said she believes some teenagers were doing burnouts and doughnuts near a neighborhood park and spun out of control, slamming into her home.

"It's just a miracle that we wasn't home, because my kids, of course, would have been impacted," Warren said.

Warren has three children, including twin 1-year-old boys whose high chairs are usually positioned in the corner of the dining room where the vehicle hit.

The vehicle caused about $7,000 worth of damage to the home and another $50 worth of damage to a dining room table.

Warren said she's thankful her family is safe, but wishes the responsible driver would step forward.

"An apology is really, really what I need. You know what I'm saying, because no one is hurt. No one is dead. You can't get a life back, but at least I can get my wall back. Just an apology. Just acknowledging that you did it. Acknowledging what you did," Warren said.

Daytona Beach police have not located the vehicle or identified any suspects.

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