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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After hearing a loud noise, one man walks out his front door to see a van crashed on the side of the road and another car in his neighbor's house.

"Crash, screech, boom," said Matthew Magnuss, describing what he heard early Wednesday morning.

Magnuss said a van crashed on his street, clipping another truck parked on the side of the road, catapulting it through his neighbor's yard and into her home located in the 3800 block of East 104th Street in south Kansas City.

He said he's known the 92-year-old woman who lives in the home for about 48 years. He said after he checked on the driver of the van, he ran over to check on Ester.

"She's my girl," he said. "I've taken care of her for a long time."

Magnuss said he had to climb through the hole in her house to get inside. He found her in her bedroom, asleep. She was fine. Her house, however, wasn't.

"We had to shut off the power because there were some live wires," Magnuss said.

She also has that huge hole in the front of her house, but Ester is in good hands.

"We'll board that up and we'll have her sleeping in there tonight," Magnuss said.

While Ester's house is in need of a little repair, no one was seriously injured in the accident. Police have not said what caused the driver of the van to crash.

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