Family's Adams Home Damaged In Hit-And-RunPosted: Updated:
An Adams family is looking for answers after they say a man smashed a pickup truck into their home on East Church Street Monday night.
Sarah Cook says she watched as a gray Chevy truck drove into her yard at around 10:30 p.m. She says she and her fiance, Lou Filippi, heard a loud bang.
"I went to come to the door to open it to see if someone had hit the van, if that truck had hit the van and the corner of my house was gone," she said.
The truck hit the family's den, which was mostly used for a storage, but also was the main entry to the house.
The family thinks the driver came from Wright Street, straight across the road, through their lawn and into the side of their home.
The couple says they then watched as the truck backed out, hitting the side of their van. They said the driver then paused for a few seconds before driving away into town.
Meanwhile they were yelling at the driver to stop.
"I just screamed. I mean I went to jump out the door but there was wood, nails all over and I was bare feet and once I got down the road there was no catching him, I just instantly called 911," said Filippi.
The driver left behind a side view mirror.
"I'm angry, I'm angry that someone could destroy your property and just take off without a second thought," Cook says. "It just hurts."
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating and officials ask if anyone has information on the incident to contact them.
"Somebody out there's gotta know who did this. Come forward; that's all we ask is come forward. I work hard, but I can't afford a deductible on both the house and the van. Man up," said Filippi.