Stolen vehicle crashes into elderly woman’s Pasco home

PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) — Pasco County deputies took two people into custody after they allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into the home of a 97-year-old Port Richey woman.

Florida Highway Patrol says they were notified of a stolen vehicle pursuit Sunday morning around 7:25 a.m. The truck was traveling eastbound on Stone Road approaching Candlewick Lane, when it traveled through the stop sign and collided with a house at 8846 Candlewick Lane.

The driver, 19-year-old Victor Taylor Love of Hudson, and passenger, 24-year-old Tamara Williams of Tarpon Springs, fled on foot after the crash but were taken into custody by deputies a short time later.

The homeowner, 97-year-old Elga Matis, was home at the time of the crash, but was not injured. The home has been deemed unlivable by the Pasco County Building Inspector as a result of the crash; however, neighbors are currently working together to assist Matis in securing her home and providing a place for her to stay during repairs.
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Charges for the driver include grand theft, reckless driving with property damage, resisting without violence, leaving the scene of a crash, no driver license, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and burglary. Charges for passenger include grand theft, providing false information to law enforcement, obstruction, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Photos courtesy Florida Highway Patrol.

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