PD: 13-year-old rams van into car, house in Phoenix

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A 13-year-old girl stole a van, driving it into a car and through a house, according to Phoenix police. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A 13-year-old girl stole a van, driving it into a car and through a house, according to Phoenix police. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The van rammed the parked car through the garage and then proceeded to throttle the van into the front door of the home, causing extensive damage. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The van rammed the parked car through the garage and then proceeded to throttle the van into the front door of the home, causing extensive damage. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 13-year-old girl stole a van, driving it into a car and through a house, according to Phoenix police.

The accident occurred near 40th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue.

The van rammed the parked car through the garage and then proceeded to throttle the van into the front door of the home, causing extensive damage.

Police said the 13-year-old girl has autism and stole the keys to the van.

"We set up a GofundMe account. It would be helpful. Mom and dad have struggled for a long time. Dad's a disabled veteran and they have been raising three children-- two with special needs. We've been trying to walk beside them for a couple of years and they are a great family," said Pastor Kelly DeYoung of Christ’s Community Church.

No injuries were reported.

Structural engineers investigated the integrity of the home after the incident, police said.

They believe the house is unstable and are working with the family, who rent the home, on a place to stay. 

Click here to visit the family's GoFundMe page.

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