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Pursuit ending in fiery crash destroyed man’s home, his entire guitar collection

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MILWAUKEE -- Surveillance video showed the moment a vehicle fleeing from police crashed into what was thought to be a vacant home near 13th and Capitol in Milwaukee on April 20.

Crash during pursuit near 13th and Capitol

Crash during pursuit near 13th and Capitol

13th and Capitol crash in Milwaukee credit: Incident Response

13th and Capitol crash in Milwaukee credit: Incident Response

A few moments before impact, the video showed a person on a bicycle, pedaling past. The fatal crash could've been even worse.

"Hit two other cars, then drove into the front of my house. Hit the gas main and started a big fire," said David Miller. "There's a crack here -- all the way over."

David Miller

On Thursday, April 25, Miller showed FOX6 News the damage left behind, and just how much of a home the place actually was. His front living room was charred and melted; a room filled with nearly two dozen guitars -- gone.

If major structural, fire, and water damage wasn't enough, Miller was left to recoup his home without assistance.

"That's the bad part. I don't have homeowners insurance," Miller said. "Right now, I'm so stressed out. Like, yesterday, I went to the doctor and they put me on depression drugs."

Fortunately, Miller has some family nearby -- able to help him out, but getting resettled would take some time and a lot of money.

Miller said he does have some money to put into fixing his home, but he needs more help. His family has set up a GoFundMe page if you're interested in making a donation.

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