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The car after it crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront home

The car after it crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront home

AP

The car after it crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront home

A stolen car crashed into the gates of Taylor Swift's beachfront Rhode Island home in a police chase.

The chase started around 1am on Tuesday when an officer on patrol noticed the car had no number plates and tried to pull it over.

The ensuing pursuit reached speeds of 105kph.

Ricocheted

It's unclear whether Swift - who has recently reported trouble with stalking - was at home or if the occupants of the vehicle knew who owned the property.

The car failed to negotiate a curve near Swift's home, struck the wall outside her property and then ricocheted into the main entrance gate, according to police reports.

Police estimated the car, which they said was stolen in nearby Connecticut, was going about 56kph at the time.

Three of the car's occupants - the 19-year-old driver, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy - were taken to hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

A fourth occupant, age 18, fled on foot but was tracked down just after 4am on Tuesday when his brother drove from Connecticut to pick him up.

After the crash, police determined the car had been reported stolen.

The driver, Shykeim Edwin Lewis (19), of Hartford, Connecticut, faces several charges including reckless driving and receiving stolen goods.

He was held on $10,000 (€8,890) bond after a court appearance.

No attorney was listed in online court records.

The car's three other occupants have not been charged, but police say the investigation continues.