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Owners recall scary moments when car landed on roof

Posted at 5:07 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 20:34:01-05

Peggy McCarty recalls the moments before a car landed on her roof. She was lounging in her master bedroom watching TV with her dog Saturday night when she heard a loud bang.

At first, Peggy says, she thought the gas furnace on the roof had exploded so she grabbed her dog, phone and bolted out of her house as fast as she could. 
 
That's when she saw a hole in her ceiling, "water was dripping out of it. I can see smoke and smell gas." 
 
Once outside and safe, McCarty says she heard her neighbor yell, "there's a car on the roof."
 
That's when she decided to look for herself, "There was a car on my roof. At that moment I didn't put two and two together that the hole was made by a car."
 
 
According to Police, the driver of the car was speeding down East Wrightstown Road when he hit a utility pole, slammed into an embankment and then was launched onto the roof of the house. 
 
McCarty says the car was very close to her master bedroom, "I would have been killed instantly because the ceiling collapsed."
 
The driver was instantly killed, and now a growing memorial sits at the crash site. 
 
He has been identified as 26-year-old Charles Alexander Graham.
 
McCarty's husband, Ronald Polosito says he is saddened by the loss of life.
 
"We feel bad. We don't know who it is or what happened. We just went to church the next day and said a prayer I'm sure their family is suffering."