10-year-old who crashed car into house: 'I wanted to kill people - KMOV.com

10-year-old who crashed car into house: 'I wanted to kill people'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KMOV.com) -- A Louisville family is shaken up after a truck slammed into the front of their house.

The driver was a 10-year-old girl, and after the crash she told a police officer she "wanted to kill people."

"He couldn't believe what she said,” homeowner Joshua Pate said. “He was like 'excuse me?' and she said 'I wanted to kill people' and he said 'I'm sorry, what did you say?' and she said 'I wanted to kill people.’"

Pate had just gotten home from work when the truck crashed into his home. There were five children in that room at the time, and he says the furniture saved their lives.  

"The loveseat slid around and made kind of like a barrier. The back of the loveseat is kind of tall. I think the kids just slid with the loveseat."

Seconds before, Kristina Bryan says the girl hit her car before crashing into the home, totaling it.

Luckily, her 11-month-old twins weren’t in the car at the time.

“Where were the parents when this little girl even got into the car?” Bryan said. “How did this little girl even get access to the keys?"

Both Pate and Bryan say they plan to take legal action against the girl's family, who have not commented about what happened.

Louisville police say they are investigating the incident.

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