Car crashes into two homes Thursday morning

Police responded to North Ryans Way around 7:30 a.m. due to crash.

A car crashed into two houses early Thursday morning.

Sgt. James Tonn of the St. Joseph Police Department said officers responded to the crash just after 7:30 a.m. on North Ryans Way.

The driver left the roadway onto a Missouri Western State University field, where it then crossed a barbed-wire fence before hitting both houses.

There were no injuries in the crash, and police said there were no drugs

or alcohol involved.

Tonn said police believe the driver had a medical emergency. The driver was pulled from the car due to debris surrounding it and taken to Mosaic Life Care as a precautionary measure.

One resident said she was inside the house along with her mother, younger sister and dog. They had to climb over debris covering their stairwell in order to get out.

Both houses were condemned by city officials due to structural issues.

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