STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) said drugs appear to be a factor in a Sunday night crash that sent an SUV into a Canton Township home.
OSHP said the crash happened around 9:13 p.m. Sunday on State Route 800 near 37th Street.
According to OSHP, Jessica Shaw, 38, was driving a silver 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe too fast when she ran off the left side of the road and went airborne.
The SUV landed in a house where a 17-year-old boy was inside.
“The floor joist splintered off and hit my son in the head downstairs, knocking him to the floor,” said Matt Froehlich, who lives in the house with his family.
The teen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Froehlich said he’s okay, aside from a headache.
“My first thought was, ‘what the hell happened?'” Froehlich told 19 News, adding that he thought the neighbor’s tree fell over when he heard and felt the loud crash.
He said the car plowed into his bedroom as he sat on the edge of the bed.
“Next thing you know, the bed got pushed and I got tossed in the hallway,” he said. “It’s been chaotic."
Shaw was not injured.
She is now charged with OVI, driving under suspension, failure to control a vehicle, drug paraphernalia, aggravated vehicular assault and possession of drugs.
Shaw is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 20.