No one hurt, home damaged in hit-and-run crash - WNEM TV 5

No one hurt, home damaged in hit-and-run crash

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CARROLLTON, MI (WNEM) -

Officials say no one was injured when a vehicle hit a Saginaw County home and took off. 

It happened about 2 a.m. Friday at a home on the 400 block of Stoker Drive in Carrollton. 

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Homeowner Linda Gaertner said two adults and three grandchildren were inside the home at the time. No one was injured, but she said the crash was very loud and scared everyone in the house. 

"Terrified. Just terrified. There's no other way to describe it," her husband Steve said. "We didn't know if a train exploded, if a tree fell on the house. We weren't sure what happened. And the first thing was get the girls to safety."

One of his granddaughters usually sleeps in the bedroom in the front of the house, but that night she stayed upstairs.

The front porch, siding on the house and a tree was damaged in the hit-and-run. 

Steve Gaertner said the porch could cost an estimated $10,000 to replace. He wants the person who is responsible to do the right thing.

"You're forgiven. I forgive you. My family forgives you. That's the type of people we are. We want you to do the right thing and turn yourself in. And bottom line, what you did was wrong. It was horrific. It scared the heck out of me and my family," he said.

Police told the family they believe a dark blue Chevrolet Avalanche was involved. A neighbor had surveillance cameras and may have footage of the crash, Gaertner said. 

Authorities are still investigating. 

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