Semi truck crashes into 2 houses in Vanderburgh County

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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.

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(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)

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