Officials: Teen drives van into Phoenix home

Posted at 5:18 AM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 16:23:02-04

Officials say a 13-year-old girl drove a van into her family's home early Thursday morning in Phoenix. 

Emergency crews responded to the area of 39th and Dunlap avenues where they were met by a van that had gone into the front of a home. 

Preliminary information from the scene suggests a teenager in the home got ahold of the van keys and gunned the vehicle into the house.

Officials on scene told ABC15 the van belongs to a disabled veteran in the family. The girl who wrecked the van is said to be autistic.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported. 

The family is renting the home and will now have to stay elsewhere because the building is now unstable.