MOULTRIE, Ga. — No one was hurt when a van plowed into the rear of a house on Hillcrest Avenue Thursday around lunch time.

Moultrie firefighters and police officers were dispatched at 12:27 p.m. to 201 Hillcrest Ave.

Joyce Ann Zarinana, of Lower Meigs Road, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Express south on Second Street Southeast, police said. She told the officer she suddenly realized a vehicle was parked on the side of the roadway. Another vehicle was driving north toward her on Second Street. When she turned left to avoid the parked car, she oversteered.

The van hit the curb, then a fence, then a utility building before striking the house, police said.

The fire department report said, “Upon arrival we found no persons were injured, but the vehicle was partially in the back of the structure.”

The homeowner, Carolyn Mims, was in the house but not in the room that the van struck, police said.

Neither woman was hurt, but police notified the American Red Cross and Adult Protective Services to help Mims find a place to stay.

The van was registered to Ronnie Barrett, a florist on Third Street Southeast. It was towed from the scene.

Zarinana was charged with failure to maintain lane.

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