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Car loses control on West Union Road, slams into home's garage

by: Submitted photo The 19-year-old driver and passengers were able to climb out of the vehicle on their own following Thursday's early morning crash.

Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to an early morning crash Thursday involving a Chevrolet Cobalt that lost control, slid off Northwest West Union Road and struck several trees before crashing into the garage of a home.

The 19-year-old driver from Rock Creek and her two passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

At about 12:30 a.m., Stephanie Curtiss was driving west along West Union Road, just west of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road, when she reportedly lost control of the car as it entered a curve.

The posted suggested speed for the curve is 35 mph.

The car left the road and entered a yard in the 20000 block of West Union Road, damaging shrubs as it sped through. The car then entered the neighboring yard, sheering off two trees and uprooting a third before crashing into the porch.

The car then started to roll, striking a parked car in the driveway before hitting a garage door and coming to rest on its roof.

Curtiss and two adult male passengers were all wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. They were all able to climb from the wrecked car on their own.

All three were transported to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured during this crash.

Curtiss told deputies that she tried to avoid a deer in the road and veered into the yard, where she lost control of her car. Deputies speculate that she was driving significantly faster than the 45 mph speed limit.

An investigation into this crash continues. No one was cited at the scene.

Investigators believe speed was a factor, but do not believe alcohol or drug use were factors.

Homeowners estimated the combined damage at more than $10,000.