A speeding car skidded on an icy south Minneapolis street, went airborne and nose-dived onto two unoccupied vehicles parked behind a home, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. near E. 42nd Street and S. Oakland Avenue.

Police were notified about six hours later, went to the scene immediately and saw a nearly vertical Nissan on top of a car and a pickup truck in a garage driveway.

The driver fled and remains at large, police said.

"It is believed ... the Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed and hit an area of ice and lost control, sending the vehicle airborne," a police statement read.

Homeowner Tom Taggatz didn't know about his misfortune until well after it happened.

"I wasn't home when it happened," he said. "I was Up North fishing. I have three damaged vehicles and my garage is damaged. I don't even know if the guy [driving] has insurance."

Steve Crowley, who lives in the neighborhood, said he was driving by about 9:10 a.m. "and saw it out of the corner of my eye. I was puzzled. It looked like someone just dropped it from a crane."

An online fundraising effort has been started to help Taggatz pay for the damage.

Paul Walsh