Police: Car crashes into Lenoir, N.C. firehouse following chase

 Wednesday, October 9, 2013


A car has crashed Tuesday afternoon into the main firehouse in Lenoir on Harper Avenue. Police said that the car hit the fire station following a chase. Officials said the car ran through the glass bay door of the fire station and hit a fire truck. Police said they were trying to arrest Ryan Jeffries and Vanessa Snyder when they led police on the chase. Jeffries was driving when they slammed into the fire station and is in critical condition, police said. No one was injured in the fire station. The impact was so hard the convertible actually knocked the 30,000-pound fire truck several feet.
"We saw it coming toward the building and I told everyone. I said some poor choice of terminology and we jumped into the ready room. Still some of the wreckage debris still came into the ready room," said Deputy Chief Ken Hair with Lenoir Fire.