Alan Reed

The Mount Vernon Police Department and fire department were called to the scene of a car that crashed into a house at 209 E. Chestnut St., shortly before 11 a.m. today. The driver of a Mercury Sable failed to stop at Chestnut Street while traveling northbound on McArthur Street, crossed the sidewalk, a flower bed and came to rest in the sunroom of the home. There were people in the home at the time of the accident, all exited the house without incident. The unidentified driver was being attended to by paramedics when the News was on the scene. Traveling westbound on Chestnut Street was Chuck Blake of Fredericktown. He told the News the rear of his Toyota Tacoma was clipped, but he was not harmed. No other details were available.



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