VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – UPDATE: Police continue to investigate after a semu-truck crashed into two homes on Monday evening.
The driver explained to police that he had been traveling southbound on I-69 when he believed he experienced a mechanical issue. He heard a noise and shortly after the semi-truck began veering to the right and struck a guardrail. The semi-truck then struck a concrete barrier then traveled down an embankment into a nearby backyard. The driver was able to maneuver the semi-truck in between two homes, coming to a stop after becoming wedged in between the houses.
Eyewitness News spoke to both families and they are okay. One homeowner says a similar situation happened eight years ago when a car went off the roadway and took out a fence.
Minor injuries are being reported, and gas to both of the homes has been turned off.
The driver of the semi-truck sustained only minor injuries and refused any medical treatment.
Deputies were called to the 7600 block of Pendleton Ave. just after 8:30 p.m. Monday night. The sheriff’s office says the tractor trailer left Interstate 69, went down a hill and crashed into two homes.
This crash is still being investigated, but alcohol or narcotics are not believed to have been a factor.
1-69 has now been reopened.
This story is developing.
(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)