Police car crashes into Cape Girardeau County home
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Cape Girardeau police officer was recovering Monday from minor injuries after his squad car crashed into a rural home.
The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 25 near Jackson. The home was unoccupied.
KFVS-TV reports the officer lost control of his car and ran off the road and into the home. The car hit a gas line, causing a leak.
Witnesses said the officer went door-to-door to warn neighbors of the gas leak. Utility crews repaired the leak.
Damage was mostly to the home's carport area.
Photos courtesy of KFVS and Erica Koenegstein
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