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Rising Star Home Damaged by High Speed Chase

A Rising Star woman was startled to find her yellow pickup truck slammed into the corner of her living room Monday night.
A Rising Star woman was startled to find her yellow pickup truck slammed into the corner of her living room Monday night.

Reba Beggs was watching television when she heard a thump outside.

"I thought it was wreck and next thing you know, here comes my truck in my house," Beggs said.

A California man led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Early, north on US Highway 183 and into Rising Star for a traffic violation and for suspicion of DWI. The vehicle hit speeds of 100 miles/hr during the 20 minute chase. The chase ended on Beggs' home. Joshua Silvers, 30, drove his red Thunderbird onto Beggs' truck and pushed it directly on the corner of her home.

"I was just glad nobody was hurt," adds Beggs. "My granddaughter usually sits on the corner where the truck hit."

According to Beggs, the home is 111 years old. She was planning to host Thanksgiving dinner at her house, but is forced to plan something else.

Her pickup truck had major damages because the car drove underneath it. The walls were boarded up the following day but glasses and pieces of the car still covered the floors. Despite the damages, Beggs says she's looking on the brighter side of life.

"This is life, everything happens so you can at least be thankful that you're in one piece," Begg says. "My truck and walls are replaceable."

Police said Silvers had a strong odor of alcohol on him. He suffered a cervical fracture and was airlifted to Hendrick Medical Center. Reports said warrants will be sought for Felony DWI and Felony evading arrest. 

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