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Woman was driving too fast when she crashed into a Columbia home, police say

A look at the damaged caused by a car crashing into a Columbia residence.
A look at the damaged caused by a car crashing into a Columbia residence. Columbia Police Department

The woman who crashed her car into a Columbia residence Monday was identified by the police and faces multiple charges after the collision that sent a man to the hospital.

Wilma Hugee was charged with driving too fast for conditions, and driving without a license, according to the Columbia Police Department.

The 51-year-old drove a Nissan Maxima into a Columbia man’s living room around 12:30 p.m. Monday, the police reported.

The police said the crash occurred in the 2100 block of Slighs Avenue, just off Harden Street and Colonial Drive, near C.A. Johnson High School.

Columbia Police Department

A male resident was on a living room couch when the car came through the wall, according to the police, who reported he was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.

There is no word on his condition.

Hugee was not injured in the crash, WIS-TV reported.

According to the police, Hugee lost control of the Maxima before veering off the side of the road and crashing into the apartment. “Speed was a contributing factor of the collision,” police reported.

The wreck caused up to $20,000 in damage, Columbia police said.

Staff writer Avery Wilks contributed to this report.

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