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5/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Truck smashes Kingman house, drives away; reward offered
An unidentified driver smashed his or her truck into Tabitha Levy’s garage early Sunday morning. Kingman Police is offering a reward for information leading to the driver’s arrest.DOUG McMURDO/Miner
An unidentified driver smashed his or her truck into Tabitha Levy’s garage early Sunday morning. Kingman Police is offering a reward for information leading to the driver’s arrest.
DOUG McMURDO/Miner
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - Sunday morning was anything but easy for Tabitha Levy and her family.

At about 2:10 a.m., a person driving what authorities believe was a Ford Ranger pickup smashed into Levy's Colby Drive home and then fled, causing significant damage to the residence and, police believe, the truck.

Five children were in the home, all asleep in the basement, along with Levy. Nobody in the home was injured.

A roommate heard the truck's engine bearing down on the home and the crash, but by the time he fumbled with the child locks on the door the driver had fled.

A hubcap with the Ford emblem and a pair of sunglasses were recovered.

"That truck has to have damage," said Levy. "It looks like he power braked, hitting the gas and the brakes at the same time."

Indeed, skid marks from the vehicle begin at the intersection of Colby Drive and Western Avenue, about 70 feet from Levy's garage.

She suspects the driver might have been impaired.

She doesn't think the driver experienced a medical episode because he or she was able to leave the scene immediately after impact.

"Pieces of my house were out in the street," said Levy. The driver managed to drive between the roommate's car, which was parked on the street, and Levy's car in the driveway before striking the home.

She called her insurance company, but a claims adjustor had not arrived by early Tuesday afternoon.

The damage is more than cosmetic. The truck struck the corner of the attached garage, buckling the framing and separating it from the stucco.

Capt. Rusty Cooper of the Kingman Police Department said officers put out an attempt to locate call on the truck, which could be green in color.

Cooper also believes the truck sustained significant front-end damage.

The Kingman Police Department is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

The driver could be charged with felony hit and run.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the KPD at (928) 753-2191 or Mohave Silent Witness, locally at (928) 753-1234 or via long distance at (877) 227-8780.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Article comment by: Kris F

It has been well over a week now and this person is still at large. The cost for damages is estimated close to $2,000.00. I am in shock and awe at how our city and people have yet to find this person whom crashed into this house with children in it. What if it was your house, what would you do. What if your kids were home when this happened. Granted this person just so happened to hit a spot where no kids or adults were sleeping, but this person still did it and RAN! Please help us find this person before it happens to you.

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

Knowing the average intelligence and general mindset of today's generation, I wouldn't be surprised if the suspect doesn't turn himself in to try and collect the reward.

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013
Article comment by: Fed up

C'mon folks. Let's get this guy turned in! Your house (or family) could be next! Stop standing around shaking in your boots. Time to clean up Kingman. Tell me nobody has seen a green Ranger with front end damage. And @ "R.", try running your vehicle into a stucco wall and concrete foundation without any substantial damage. What do you drive? A D6?

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Read It More Closely

To: Colleen Famoso:
Capt. Rusty Cooper of the Kingman Police Department said officers put out an attempt to locate call on the truck, which could be green in color.


Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: R .

Do you see all that styrofoam peeking out from behind that "stucco?" Yeah, be on the lookout for a truck with nothing more than a scratch, IF that. I bumped my stucco and styrofoam house with my ATV once and did substantial damage to the house...the ATV was unscathed.

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: colleen famoso

well, what color was the truck..surely there was some paint residue left on the house at the point of impact. ?????



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