Update: EPD investigating what caused car to crash into home on city’s east side

Local News

Update

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville Police are looking into whether a medical condition may have contributed to an overnight crash.

Officers say just before 10 p.m. Sunday a vehicle ran off the road on Lincoln Avenue at Bonnie View Drive.

According to the police report, the vehicle went through a fence and hit the front porch of a home.

A passenger told officers the driver appeared to fall asleep and lost control.

Much of the front of the home was destroyed.

Today, the homeowner talked to us about what happened.

“all I saw was dust and dirt flying. I smelled car exhaust, i couldn’t hardly see that well. And then I guess after a few seconds I saw the uh driver of the car. He was completely knocked out, completely unconscious.”

Luckily nobody inside the home was injured.

The driver of the vehicle and the passenger were taken to a local hospital.

Update

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A driver was traveling eastbound on Lincoln Ave. Sunday night when they veered to the left of the road and drove through a fence and hit the front porch of a home.

Police said the vehicle destroyed the front door and most of the wall leading into the living room.

According to a passenger, the driver swerved to avoid rear-ending a vehicle in front of him before the collision happened.

The passenger said the driver appeared to fall asleep and lost control of the vehicle. Medical staff later advised the driver was having seizures.

The vehicle is completely totaled.

The driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital.

The homeowners were not injured, but they were home when the accident happened.

A witness who saw the collision said that when he approached the vehicle, the driver appeared tired and unaware of what happened and the passenger appeared to have a panic attack.

Original story

EVANSVILLE, IN (WEHT) We’re looking into a car that crashed into a house in Evansville.

It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Bonnie View Dr.

At this time, there are not many details regarding the accident. We are not aware of any injuries.

We are continuing to investigate and will bring you that latest as soon as it comes in.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the
Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on Sept. 16, 2019)

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.