Six people inside a Kansas City home were shocked to find an SUV sitting in their attic after hearing a loud boom Wednesday night.
The residents of the home said they heard the loud boom and found the SUV in their attic at about 8:30 p.m.
“We were in my daughter’s room watching TV when we heard the noise,” said Michelle Brown.
Brown said her son discovered the SUV as he was leaving to go to the store.
“He said, ‘Mama, there’s a truck in the ceiling!” Brown said. “And I’m like, ‘A truck in the ceiling?’ And we all ran out of the house.”
When police arrived, they found three people inside the SUV.
“And the police came and they pulled some people out of the truck because they were still in the truck,” Brown said. “I don’t know how they got up there, but they’re up there!”
Brown was home with five children when the SUV flew into the house at 43rd Street and Kensington Avenue.
Police said they believe the driver of the SUV was speeding north on Kensington Avenue and drove up onto the lawn in front of the home, which acted like a ramp, sending the vehicle into the home’s attic.
The three people in the SUV were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries. They’re expected to recover, police said.
Police department spokesman Officer Darin Snapp said the driver of the SUV, Kristopher K. Ploof, 20, of Grandview, was charged on suspicion of driving under the influence and careless driving.
The Red Cross helped the Brown family find temporary shelter.