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Woman was driving too fast when she crashed into a Columbia home, police say

A look at the damaged caused by a car crashing into a Columbia residence.
A look at the damaged caused by a car crashing into a Columbia residence. Columbia Police Department

The woman who crashed her car into a Columbia residence Monday was identified by the police and faces multiple charges after the collision that sent a man to the hospital.

Wilma Hugee was charged with driving too fast for conditions, and driving without a license, according to the Columbia Police Department.

The 51-year-old drove a Nissan Maxima into a Columbia man’s living room around 12:30 p.m. Monday, the police reported.

The police said the crash occurred in the 2100 block of Slighs Avenue, just off Harden Street and Colonial Drive, near C.A. Johnson High School.

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Columbia Police Department

A male resident was on a living room couch when the car came through the wall, according to the police, who reported he was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.

There is no word on his condition.

Hugee was not injured in the crash, WIS-TV reported.

According to the police, Hugee lost control of the Maxima before veering off the side of the road and crashing into the apartment. “Speed was a contributing factor of the collision,” police reported.

The wreck caused up to $20,000 in damage, Columbia police said.

Staff writer Avery Wilks contributed to this report.

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