Car dealership employee arrested after crashing during test drive

ELMHURST, Ill. — A teenage employee of an Illinois car dealership is facing charges after a car he was test-driving crashed into a house.

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Elmhurst police and fire departments were called to the scene of the crash early Monday afternoon, WFLD reported. Officers at the scene found a white 2012 BMW X6 M had crashed into a house.

Police told WGN that the 18-year-old driver, identified as Vladyslav Vityk, was going at an excessive speed when he lost control and crossed into a yard before hitting a home.

“Just sitting in my office working, heard a large crash,” homeowner Eric Bowgren told WLS. “Corner of the house was blown out, so I think somebody lost control of the car and just drove through our house about 10 feet in front of me.”

Vityk was not hurt. Police told WFLD that two passengers who had been inside the vehicle when it crashed were taken to a hospital.

Vityk was arrested and charged with reckless driving and speeding, according to WLS.

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