The crash happened on Stokeswood Avenue in southeast Atlanta just after 11 p.m. Thursday night.
Police said the female driver had an outstanding warrant and was on the run, but that when officers tried to pull her over, she tried to outrun them and crashed into a house.
The vehicle failed to stop. It took off at a high rate of speed, and ran a couple of stop signs through intersections, said Capt. Van Hobbs of the Atlanta Police Department.
The chase came to an end when the driver lost control. The impact tore a hole through the foundation of the house, exposing the basement.
This was just a straightaway. Im sure she didnt know the road was ending, and it was just straight into the house, said neighbor Elisha Schuett.
The homeowner was inside the home, but was not hurt.
Police said medics rushed the driver to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
(She was wanted on) drug-related charges, and there was drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle, said Hobbs.
Despite damage to the foundation, the homeowner did not have to relocate.
Police have not released the name of the driver.