Car Crashes into Sarasota Home, Kills Sleeping Woman


A Sarasota woman was killed in her home on April 19 when someone crashed a stolen car into her bedroom as she was sleeping.

According to NBC News, Jakeilah Weeks, 24, is now facing charges after a domestic altercation with her ex-boyfriend led to the deadly accident, which took place around 3:30 a.m. Prior to the accident, Weeks reportedly attempted to break into her ex-boyfriend’s home and police were called.

Weeks then reportedly jumped into her ex-boyfriend’s car and sped away. As officers were pursuing her, she crashed the car into the bedroom wall of the nearby home of Eleanor Ball, 62, who was sleeping at the time. Ball was killed instantly.

Weeks was charged with two counts of battery, vehicular homicide and manslaughter, property theft, burglary, and obstruction of justice and of property.

If you have a loved one killed in a car accident involving a negligent driver, you should pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.