Louisville, KY – A 10-year-old girl rammed a pickup through the front of a house intentionally, and told police officers she did it on purpose because she wanted to kill people.
Five children were in the living room when the vehicle barreled through the wall on Friday, WDRB reported.
“It sounded like a bomb went off,” said Joshua Pate, who lives there.
Pate told WDRB that he arrived home at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 24, just before the crash occurred.
He said the five children in the home were miraculously protected by a piece of furniture.
“The loveseat slid around and made kind of like a barrier,” Pate explained. “The back of it is kind of high and I think the kids just slid with the loveseat.”
He said the children in the house, and the 10-year-old driver, weren’t injured, but that he was shocked when he heard the young driver as she spoke with an officer at the scene.
“[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.
Investigators learned that the little girl, whose name has not been released, also slammed the pickup into another vehicle before she crashed it into Pate’s house.
Kristina Bryan said she was driving down the road when the girl collided with her car.
Bryan’s vehicle was struck so violently that it spun several times, and cut grooves into the pavement, WDRB reported.
The woman sustained minor injuries in the collision, but said her vehicle was totaled.
“Where was the parents when this little girl even got into the car?” Bryan, a mother to 11-month-old twins asked, according to WDRB. “How did this little girl even get access to the keys?”
Pate said his family will be displaced for at least one month while the residence is being repaired.
“All we want is an apology from the family, pretty much,” Pate told WDRB. “We haven’t heard from them and we haven’t heard from anybody.
The incident is still under investigation, and no charges have yet been filed, the New York Daily News reported.
Both Pate and Bryan told WDRB they plan to take legal action against the child’s parents.