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ONE PERSON SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES IN A VEHICLE CRASH IN PORT CHARLOTTE EARLY THIS MORNING. THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS TWENTY NINE YEAR OLD OWEN WILLIAMS OF PORT CHARLOTTE WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON CONWAY BLVD SHORTLY BEFORE 5:30AM WHEN HE FAILED TO STOP AT THE FLASHING RED LIGHT AT OLEAN BLVD. HE CONTINUED INTO THE INTERSECTION AND COLLIDED WITH A WESTBOUND VEHICLE DRIVEN BY 64 YEAR OLD MARY BEARMAN WHO’S HOME ADDRESS IS IN ALABAMA. BEARMAN’S VEHICLE SPUN AND CAME TO A STOP IN THE INTERSECTION, WHILE WILLIAMS’ VEHICLE CONTINUED ON, STRIKING A CROSSWALK SIGN, AND THEN CONTINUED INTO A FRONT YARD AND DID NOT STOP UNTIL IT HIT THE HOUSE. BEARMAN WAS TAKEN TO FAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. WILLIAMS WAS NOT INJURED BUT WAS CITED FOR FAILING TO OBEY A TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE. ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR AND BOTH DRIVERS WERE WEARING SEAT BELTS. THE REPORT DID NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS ON DAMAGES TO THE HOUSE OR WHETHER OR NOT THERE WERE ANY OCCUPANTS IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.