11-Year-Old Girl Slams Truck Into Home: 'I Did It to Kill People'

Nick Kangadis | November 28, 2017
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“I did it to kill people.”

Those were the words of an 11-year-old girl from Louisville who ruined another family’s Thanksgiving weekend by driving a truck through the front of their home last Friday.

The inhabitant of the home, Joshua Pate and his family, couldn’t believe the girl’s reasoning for the incident.

According to WDRB - Louisville:

The girl who was driving was not injured, but [Joshua] Pate heard her talking with police after they arrived on scene.

“(The officer) couldn’t believe what she said. He was like ‘excuse me?’ And she said, ‘I wanted to kill people.’ And he said ‘I’m sorry, what did you say?’ And she said, ‘I wanted to kill people,'” Pate said.

Seconds before, Kristina Bryan was driving north on New Cut Road when the truck slammed into her vehicle. Bryan’s car hit so hard it spun several times, creating cuts in the pavement. Her vehicle was totaled.

Another unfortunate aspect of the incident is that the young girl reportedly has autism, but that hasn’t been confirmed. And the one thing Pate said his family want out this whole ordeal, they still haven’t received.

“All we want is an apology from the family, pretty much," Pate said. "We haven’t heard from them and haven’t heard from anybody.”

The good news is that the Red Cross is helping the Pate’s fix their home, but they will be displaced for “at least a month” while the damage to the home is repaired.

As for the 11-year-old girl, where were her parents? How did she get access to the truck keys? And what motivated her to want to “kill people?”

Hopefully, the Pate’s can be back in their home by Christmas.