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This crash near Woodstock Park knocked one car into a yard, and caught the other one on fire

DAVID F. ASHTON - Both this Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Toyota Sienna in the background, received extensive front end damage during this smashup on S.E. Steele Street at 46th. A violent collision on Monday afternoon, June 27, at the corner of S.E. Steele Street and 46th Avenue, just west of Woodstock Park, sent a Toyota Sienna LE careening into the yard of a home at the intersection. The other vehicle in the smashup, a Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, was on fire.

East Precinct officers, and Woodstock Fire Station 25's Engine and Ladder Truck crews, were sent there at 4:52 p.m.,.

Before firefighters got there, apparently a neighbor had used a home fire extinguisher to put out the engine fire in the Jeep; but arriving firefighters used a "pump can" to make sure it was out.

Somehow, the Toyota missed a wooden utility pole and yard tree without hitting either one; and came to rest in the yard just before it hit the house.

An ambulance was also dispatched; one of the individuals involved in the crash was evaluated inside the paramedic unit before being taken to a local hospital.

"We have four or five crashes at this intersection ever year," a neighbor told THE BEE. "It's a combination of people driving too fast on Steele Street — and drivers not stopping at the intersection."

An officer at the scene said it seemed unlikely that a citation would be issued; however the case is considered still to be under investigation.

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