High-speed chase in Marion County ends with SUV crashing into home

The family who lives in the home says their granddaughter's playroom was destroyed.
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:54 PM EDT
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A family’s home in Marion County is unlivable after a woman fleeing from sheriff’s deputies crashed into the house.

On Thursday night, when Marion County Sheriff’s deputies noticed a white SUV speeding nearly 30 miles over the speed limit.

“I actually saw them coming down 441 the police chase and I jumped up to tell him it was a police chase and the next thing I knew everything exploded out front,” shared Dianna Duesler, who lives in the property that was impacted.

They say they tried to stop Shelby Floyd, 21, of Belleview, when they saw her run a stop sign near U.S. Highway 441 and County Road 42 in Summerfield.

Floyd’s vehicle was going 115 miles per hour just before she crashed into a parked vehicle and house.

“They could’ve been sitting out on their porch,” stated Heather Sauders, Duesler’s longtime friend. “The vehicle was obviously traveling at a high rate of speed, extremely high speed. To hit their vehicle and turn almost 180 degrees to face the opposite direction that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. And to have this much damage and not having been hurt, I’m just thankful.”

After deputies placed Floyd in handcuffs, she refused to get into the vehicle and was able to free her right hand from the handcuffs.

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Building inspectors deemed the house Floyd crashed into unlivable. The family who lives in the home says a little girl’s bedroom was destroyed.

“Devastating absolutely devastating because these people didn’t deserve this, they didn’t ask for this, they weren’t in a shape or way involved,” shared Sauders. “There could’ve been lives lost, there could’ve been a little girl killed. There could’ve been a little 4 year old killed.”

Floyd is being held at the Marion County Jail on charges of fleeing, driving without a license, and resisting an officer.

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