A high-speed car chase ended in Taylor Swift's property being damaged.
According to TMZ, a teenager crashed his stolen getaway vehicle into the "Delicate" singer's front gate following a police pursuit in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Police officials were apparently conducting a traffic stop with the driver at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday (April 2) before they suddenly hit the gas and sped away. The teen eventually lost control of the vehicle during the hunt and smashed into the main entrance gate to Swift's beachfront residence in Watch Hill.
Thankfully, Swift, nor anyone else, was present at her home during the time of the incident. Per the celebrity gossip outlet, speed racer was charged with "reckless driving, felony receiving stolen goods, obstructing an officer and driving on a suspended or denied license." Bail has not yet been set.
Thehas since identified the teenager as 19-year-old Shykeim Edwin Lewis of Hartford. Per the report, Lewis was driving three other passengers when he plowed into the white wall outside Swift's property before "ricocheting into the gate." (See the damage here.)
Following the wreck, Lewis and the front seat passenger supposedly tried fleeing the scene by jumping out of the vehicle — which ended in their detainment — while the two backseat passengers sustained "serious but non-life threatening" injuries that required medical attention at Rhode Island hospitals.
Swift's Rhode Island home has been subject to several crimes in the past. In 2013, her alleged stalker tried swimming an ocean to reach her property, whereas another once appeared at her doorstep with a marriage proposal.
Sending our good thoughts to Taylor!