A car that was involved in a crash and collided into a house in Springfield Wednesday afternoon was caused by an assault in the other car.
The assault victim told police she was inside her car in the 500 block of Rice Street when Christopher Coleman got into the vehicle and began to choke her. Panicked, the victim pressed the accelerator, which caused the car to travel out of control at a high rate of speed, according to a report. The car traveled eastbound on Rice Street to the intersection of Cypress Street, where it collided with another vehicle. That vehicle then crashed into a house at the intersection of Cypress and Rice.
The victim's vehicle continued east and collided with another vehicle in the 900 block of Rice Street before coming to a rest in the front yard of 936 Rice Street.
Coleman exited the vehicle, where he struck the victim several more times. He got into a silver van and fled the area, but returned 20 minutes later when he was arrested and taken to Clark County Jail.
Coleman was arraigned Thursday morning on three counts of felonious assault. He remains in jail.
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