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Car plows into Mason City house; driver flees the scene (photos & video)

Crashed car
Crashed car
MASON CITY – A woman was arrested and the driver is on the loose after a scary one-car accident Sunday in Mason City near East Park that left a house damaged.

Mason City police are searching for a male suspect who was initially at the scene of a one-car accident Sunday that took place at about 5 PM. Witnesses and police confirm that a vehicle driven by an un-named male with a female passenger was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Carolina Avenue towards the sledding hill in east park.

According to a witness at the scene, “he was at Kum N Go on 12th (Street) and tore off this way. I bet he was doing 80 (miles per hour).”

Another man said he lives north of the sledding hill near the public pool when he “felt” the crash that next took place. The car failed to negotiate the turn from Carolina Avenue to 4th Street NE and slammed into the corner of a house, located at that intersection. The house took serous damage, with a large chunk broken off. The car ending up next to the house on its side.

Police arrested a woman at the scene. Her name was not yet released. The male driver initially spoke with police but then fled on foot, police at the scene told NIT. He was said to be wearing a blue or gray sweatshirt. He ran west.

Katz towing came to the scene to remove the car.

More information as it becomes available.

Scary accident Sunday evening in Mason City near East Park sledding hill… one arrested with driver on the loose

Posted by on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Scary accident in residential area of Mason City Sunday evening

Video from the scene of tonight's accident, which took place at about 5 PM at the corner of 4th NE and Carolina Avenue. Shows one woman arrested. The male driver fled and police are searching for him.

Posted by on Sunday, November 15, 2015

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