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Hartford teen crashes stolen car into Taylor Swift’s home during police chase


A Hartford teen was arrested after crashing into Taylor Swift‘s Rhode Island home during a police chase on Tuesday, according to several media outlets. 

TMZ reports that the police chase started at around 1 a.m. after an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop in Westerly and the car sped away.

Police then pursued the car before the driver lost control and plowed into the main entrance gate of Swift’s estate in Watch Hill

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According to the Westerly Sun, the driver was 19-year-old Shykeim Edwin Lewis, of Hartford. 

Lewis reportedly hit the white wall outside of the property before ricocheting into the gate. He and the front seat passenger then jumped out of the car and attempted to flee. 

Lewis jumped a fence into some bushes before being apprehended by police. His passenger was able to flee the scene but was caught a short time later.

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The two backseat passengers suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the crash and were treated at Rhode Island hospitals. 

Police told the newspaper that the car had been stolen from the Hartford area. 

Lewis was charged with reckless driving by engaging police in high-speed pursuit, obstructing an officer, felony receiving stolen goods, and driving when license is suspended or denied. 

Related: PD: Derby man robbed bank to impress Taylor Swift

TMZ says that neither Swift, nor anyone else, was home at the time of the crash. 

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