Homeowner says repaved road causing problems after car hits his house


EVANSVILLE, Ind, (WEHT) – A curvy county road played host to two car accidents Wednesday night and one homeowner says some repaved sections are causing problems for drivers.

The first incident happened around 5:30 Wednesday evening on Old Princeton Road outside Evansville. A car lost control in the 15,000 block and crashed and caused a large crack in Jeff Sensmeier’s home.​​​​​

Sensmeier was inside when the car smashed into it. He’s okay, and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says the driver should be too.

“The issue is the road is real wavy after they repaved,” Sensmeier told Eyewitness News, while a wrecker removed the car from his side yard. “The white line follows the road where ever they repaved it, and that white line leads them right off the road with their right wheels.”

Sensmeier says a car hit his mailbox weeks ago — and believes the road has become hazardous for drivers. He says repaving work done on the road left behind a lip and tires can easily go off the sides causing drivers to overcorrect and crash.

Sensmeier told Eyewitness News he has reached out to county officials to try to get the road fixed.

Second Crash on Old Princeton Road

Two people were sent to the hospital after crashing into a tree on Old Princeton Rd, north of Schillinger Road.

This happened further north not long after the car hit the house.

The Sheriff’s Office was investigating how the crash happened but did not release anything else about the conditions of the two people in the car.

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(This story was originally published on June 20, 2019)

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