Home invasion ends in fiery crash; 2 hurt - WNEM TV 5

Home invasion ends in fiery crash; 2 hurt

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Authorities say a home invasion ended in a crash that sent two people to the hospital.

It started Monday morning with a home invasion at Lincoln and W. Court Street in Flint.

Police said they were called to the scene and spotted the suspect’s vehicle a couple blocks away.

Before officers had the chance to turn on their lights, the suspect’s vehicle hit a second car, causing it to catch fire. 

"I heard a loud smash and I thought someone threw something off of my apartment building," said Sheyenne Alexander. "I was looking above me and my boyfriend was looking over there and he said, 'hey isn't that your mom's car?'"

Picture this, your mother drops you off at home as she pulls out of the driveway she gets hit by an oncoming vehicle, causing her car to go up in flames.

That's exactly what happened to Alexander.

"It was scary," Alexander said. "I wasn't sure if she was okay. They couldn't get her out at first. Her car was on fire so it was just a matter of time." Alexander said.

Alexander's mother, Carletta Sovie, had to be rescued from her car along West Court Street and Vosberg.

Officer John Boismier was pulled Sovie from her vehicle to safety. 

The suspect was also taken into custody.

"They got her out and I ran over there to her," Alexander said. "She looked up at me and said 'I'm ok, call your dad.' So was like okay she's okay."

Alexander said the brush with death had her mother thinking only about her family. She said she's stunned this happened right in front of her.

"I am just glad she was alive she was alive," Alexander said. "I cannot believe that this guy robbed somebody and was trying to run from them and then hit someone that was innocent. I mean she has six grandbabies and all she could think about was if she was going to live to see them grow up." 

It's surprising that anyone made it out of this burned out vehicle of this burned out vehicle alive

Both the Sovie and the suspect were taken to Hurley Medical Center. Sovie is expected to recover.

Alexander said she is walking away from this scene relieved, but also seeking justice.

"I just hope this guys understands what he has done and has to live with the consequences," Alexander said.

Police have not released the suspect's identity or any possible charges.

TV5 is also learning about a third vehicle involved in the crash, that driver was not taken to the hospital.

No one was hurt in the home invasion, police said. 

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