Man facing charges in crash that sent refrigerator flying, left gaping hole in Marlboro home

MARLBORO, Mass. — A driver is facing charges after he veered off the road, barreled down a driveway, and slammed into the kitchen of a Marlboro home in a violent impact that a neighborhood resident likened to an explosion.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a car into a house on Ash Street just before 9 p.m. Tuesday found a car lodged in the kitchen of the home and debris scattered everywhere, according to the Marlboro Police Department.

When asked about the terrifying ordeal, the homeowner told Boston 25, “Thank God I wasn’t in the kitchen!”

Video from the scene showed a discarded refrigerator on the ground, shards of splintered wood, and other mangled items piled up in the driveway and on the grass.

“The car must have come at a great rate of speed. You can see that’s her refrigerator down there. So, he came through and must have hit the side of the house and then took out a section of the kitchen,” neighbor Richard Anzalone said.

Anzalone also said that the driver of the car, who police identified as 51-year-old Elcid Silva, was sitting on the ground in shock after the crash. Silva was eventually taken away in an ambulance.

Silva did suffer a medical emergency before the crash, but police said he will still be charged with speeding, marked lanes violation, and operating to endanger.

The homeowner and her cat emerged unscathed.

The crash knocked out power and gas to the home.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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