Car smashes through bedroom, barely missing person sleeping

EDGEWATER, Colo. -- A vehicle smashed through a home and barely missed a person sleeping in a bed early Sunday morning, West Metro Fire Rescue said.

It happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in theĀ 6500 block of West 26th Avenue when the vehicle went through the outside wall of the home and into a bedroom.

The woman sleeping inside the bedroom, Tammy Sanchez, said the car missed her head by just inches.

"Everything happened so quick," she says. "When I realized it wasn't a dream, is when I saw the car sliding into my room."

Sanchez says she climbed out her bedroom window as the driver tried to kick his way out of the car.

"I just panicked. I started yelling, 'Somebody call 911, somebody help me.' I opened up the windows. I thought the car was going to catch on fire or explode, so I jumped out my window," she said.

Sanchez was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.

"I'm sore and I have a big bump, and a little cut. But compared to that, it's pretty good that I just walked away with that."

Sanchez says the car hit a stump outside the house, turning it onto its side. The family was just days away from removing the stump.

"If it hadn't hit the stump, it would have gone straight above me into my bedroom and I don't think I'd be here right now."

She's worried insurance might not cover the unusual damage to the home she shares with her mother and 3 dogs.

The driver of the vehicle was released to police on scene. Edgewater police identified the suspect as 25-year-old Kyle Keegan.

It is unknown what led to the crash.

The Sanchez family has set up a GoFundMe account to pay for repairs.

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