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Car crashes through yard, shed

Backing out of the driveway turned into a bumpy ride for a Decatur woman Tuesday.

Decatur police said a mechanical malfunction could be what caused 64-year-old Vera Mosley Key's car to plow through a bamboo patch and crash into a neighbor's shed.

No one was injured in the 5 p.m. accident in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest.

The shed was almost a straight shot from Key's driveway.

Police said Key backed directly across the street and struck a car parked at the curb, knocking it into a yard. Her vehicle continued across the yard and narrowly scraped between the neighbor's house and a hedge planted along the property line.

The car backed through the bamboo and went partway into the tin shed, where it struck another car that was parked inside, police said.

"She says possibly the gas (accelerator) was stuck," said traffic investigator Al Ballesteros.

The wreck remains under investigation.

Seth Burkett

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