Driver crashes into Springfield home and continues to take kids to school A woman is now in police custody after being charged with crashing into a home in Springfield on Wednesday morning.
SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield woman is charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing into a house moments before dropping off children at a nearby school, according to police and court records.
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Springfield police have identified the driver in Wednesday’s crash as Tyann Cobb, 31, the driver of a car that crashed into a house on Mt. Joy Street Wednesday morning. Police accuse Cobb of driving out of the house, dropping off three children at nearby Horace Mann Elementary School and driving her home before police take her into custody.
Cobb faces charges of child endangerment, OVI, hit-and-run, failure to check, lack of driver’s license, seat belt violation and traffic sign violation. arrest, according to Springfield police and court records obtained by News Center 7.
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Cobb is due in court Thursday afternoon on the charges. She is not listed as an inmate at Clark County Jail.
The accident caused significant structural damage to the Springfield home and narrowly avoided the woman who lived there and was sleeping when the accident happened.
“I’m lucky to be alive. When I heard the crash, I thought, ‘This must have been my house,'” the owner said.
Structural engineers later determined that the house was not safe to live in.
Doctors have been sent to the primary school to check on the three children who were in the car when the crash happened, after they were dropped off at school. Police told News Center 7 that the medics were sent in for observation.
We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.
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