Crash sends vehicle airborne into four parked cars

Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 6:32 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - An investigation is ongoing into a crash at the intersection of Third and York streets in Quincy that sent an SUV flying into a parking lot.

Adams County Sheriff’s deputies said they were trying to conduct a traffic stop when 18-year-old Dominic Fletcher of Quincy did not stop at South 8th and Gardner Expressway.

He, instead, took off and hit a curb at the intersection of 3rd and York Streets around 5:30 p.m.

They said the crash sent the SUV airborne into four parked cars at the Atrium Hotel.

One belongs to traveling nurse Michelle Childers, who is from Florida, and is here helping with the COVID crisis.

“Well, I feel overwhelmed because I brought it drive to and from work because on this assignment, transportation is not provided. So, I’m thousands of miles from home and I’m not sure how to get to and from work or buy a new car when it’s totaled. It’s just a lot to deal with, a lot to deal with, being so far from my comfort zone,” Childers said.

Childers said the crash pushed her car into the one next to it, smashed the whole right side in and caused the back wheels to come off.

No one was hurt.

Deputies said they found Fletcher, who had gotten out of the SUV and ran, nearby, and arrested him.

Fletcher is being charged with Driving Under the Influence, Fleeing and Eluding, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, No Valid Drivers License, Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Following too Close, and FTA Wanted on a Warrant.

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