A truck, apparently driven by an 11-year-old girl, smashed into a Kentucky home on Friday, and her grandmother thinks the act stemmed from inspiration from an animated TV show.
WDRB reports that the family inside the Louisville home wasn’t injured, but extremely shaken up after a white Dodge Ram came crashing through their rented home off of New Cut Road, close to West Indian Trail. Resident Joshua Pate said that the family loveseat likely saved lives as it acted as a shield when the truck plowed through the home.
“It sounded like a bomb went off. Everybody was in shock. Everybody’s still in shock…..The loveseat slid around and made kind of like a barrier … the back of it is kind of high and I think the kids just slid with the loveseat.”
Pate said the little girl driving the truck didn’t sustain any injuries, but he reportedly heard her tell police that she intentionally drove into the home to “kill people.”
“(The officer) couldn’t believe what she said. He was like ‘excuse me?’ And she said, ‘I wanted to kill people.’ And he said ‘I’m sorry, what did you say?’ And she said, ‘I wanted to kill people,” Pate told WDRB.
Before the house crash, the little girl reportedly hit another driver, Kristina Bryan, who was driving down New Cut Road when the truck slammed into her. Bryan said the impact of the hit was so hard it sent her car spinning several times. Bryan escaped the accident with minor injuries. Her car was completely totaled.
“Where was the parents when this little girl even got into the car?” Bryan asked. “How did this little girl even get access to the keys?”
According to the girl’s grandmother, the child could have been influenced by animated television shows she frequently watches, in which characters steal car keys. The grandmother indicated that the girl had tried previously to snatch the car keys from a countertop on a few occasions.
Both Bryan and Pate plan to file legal charges against the child’s parents.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Screenshot/WDRB, Joshua Pate]