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Man charged with endangering 3 after Elliott wreck

A man is charged with endangering three people after a wreck in Elliott County in which his truck knocked another vehicle into the kitchen of a house, state police said in a news release.

The wreck happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday. Joseph Paige was driving north on Ky. 7 in a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck when the pickup ran off the road and went airborne, state police said.

Paige's truck landed on top of a parked 2001 Ford Mustang, which hit a parked 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, knocking it into the kitchen of a house, according to the release.

Lori Porter and her two small children were home. The news release did not indicate that they were hurt.

Paige and a passenger, Timothy Czaplicki, left the scene but neighbors found them nearby. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police charged Paige with three counts of wanton endangerment, driving with a suspended or revoked license, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Czaplicki is charged with failing to maintain insurance on the truck.

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