A car crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront home in Westerly, Rhodes Island. Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
A car crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront home in Westerly, Rhodes Island. Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Hopkinton Police Department via AP/African News Agency (ANA)

Westerly, Rhode Island — Police say a car stolen in Connecticut has crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront Rhode Island home.

Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey says the car sped away from several attempts to stop it, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. The vehicle eventually crashed into the wall outside Swift's property in Westerly before ricocheting into the main entrance gate at about 35 mph.

The driver, 19-year-old Shykeim Edwin Lewis, of Hartford, Connecticut, faces several charges and was held on $10 000 (about R140 000) bond. No attorney was listed in online court records.

The car's three other occupants were not charged.

AP