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Driver Texting on Phone Crashes Into Delaware Home: Police



    A driver allegedly using his cellphone crashed into a home in New Castle County. (Published Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015)

    A driver crashed his car into a Delaware home while he was texting on his phone, according to police.

    Investigators say the unidentified 23-year-old man was driving his Pontiac Bonneville on Opus Drive towards Taylor Drive in Newark, Delaware around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.

    The man was allegedly texting on his cellphone and not paying attention to the road causing him to miss the turn onto Taylor Drive. The vehicle then drove onto a grassy yard area, over a short chain link fence and into the back of a home on the unit block of Archer Circle where it came to rest, police said.

    No one was inside the home at the time of the crash and the driver was not injured, police said. A New Castle County Building Inspector who was called to the scene deemed the house uninhabitable. The Delaware Red Cross is currently assisting the homeowner.

    The driver was issued for citations for using an electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle and inattentive driving.