Vehicles crashed into houses Tuesday in two places in the Washington area, in incidents that seemed unconnected except by anything but coincidence.
One crash occurred in the Dumfries area of Prince William County, and the other in the Glenn Dale section of Prince George’s County.
The Virginia incident came when a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a truck that had been driving recklessly, the Prince William County police said.
The vehicle fled from the deputy, and went out of control near Cardinal Drive and Choate Court where it drive into a single family house.
Police said the vehicle matched the description of one that had been stolen by five youths who had walked out of an emergency shelter home in Manassas.
Four people were detained, police said, but there was no report of any charges.
The house was occupied but nobody was reported injured, authorities said. .
In the Prince George’s incident Mark E. Brady, the spokesman for the county fire and rescue department said a car struck a house in the 10800 block of Maiden Drive around 2 p.m. When the vehicle stopped it was almost entirely inside the house. Nobody was home at the time.
The cause of the crash was not known.