Family displaced after vehicle crashes into home

By on January 25, 2012

Four Denver adults have been displaced from their home after a vehicle collided into it Saturday morning.

According to the State Police at Bowmansville, Scott Gassenmeyer, 19, of West Chester, was traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the eastbound lane shortly after 1 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway, traveling down an embankment and striking a house in the 1300 block of Douglas Drive, which is approximately 100 feet south of the turnpike.

After striking the home, police say Gassenmeyer left the area but was located back at the accident scene at approximately 3:30 a.m. The crash involved minor injuries and charges against Gassenmeyer are pending.

American Red Cross volunteers are assisting the residents of the home. The Red Cross assisted the family with food and shelter and will follow-up to determine any additional disaster needs.

A financial gift to the Red Cross supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in the community, across the country and around the world. Call (800) RED-CROSS or (800) 257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions may be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4624, Lancaster, PA 17604. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting redcross.org or sqvalleyredcross.org.

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