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FOX POINT, Wis. (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee area neighborhood is still picking up the pieces after a speeding minivan crashed into a home on Friday, March 15th.

River Hills Police say a total of four people were in that vehicle and later arrested. It all took place in broad daylight.

What started off a traffic stop for speeding on Good Hope Road ended with a crash to a home.

According to police, a minivan was going nearly 60 miles per hour in a 40mph zone. Instead of stopping, the van continued east, running a red light.

As a safety precaution, police decided to terminate the pursuit.

“I came out of the house, saw several police cars coming down the street,” explains Bob Goodman who lives nearby. “I walked to the end of the street and saw that there was a car with several police cars surrounding it.”

Police say the vehicle came to the end of Good Hope Road, lost control while making a right turn, and crashed into a home.

“What I observed was three people running through my yard,” says Keith Baricovich. “So, I thought that was kind of unusual.”

Police say there were four people in the car, all of whom took off. Inside the van police found about three ounces of marijuana.

A 17-year-old boy was found on Crossway Road when he was arrested for carrying a gun in his pocket. A 20-year-old man was found on Lombardy Road near Yates. Two 19-year-old women, one of which was the driver, were found in nearby bushes.

“Apparently these four people had their share of excitement and I’m sure they’re going to get a lot of excitement being in jail,” says Baricovich.

CBS 58 spoke with the homeowners impacted who say they are still waiting to hear about the total cost of damage. They say the van crashed into part of the master bedroom which was unoccupied at the time.

As of the suspects, they were all arrested for obstructing an officer and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.

The driver is expected in court on April 2nd for a preliminary hearing.

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