Car crashes into home, leaves gaping hole

A vehicle crashed into a home at 3610 Vance Ave. around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Ashlie Contreras-Crouch/Facebook)
A vehicle crashed into a home at 3610 Vance Ave. around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Ashlie Contreras-Crouch/Facebook)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A vehicle slid off a northeast-side roadway early Tuesday and slammed into a home.

Emergency personnel were called around 9 a.m. to a home at 3610 Vance Ave. on a report a vehicle had crashed into it.

It happened when Lakenya Wimbley was inside the home taking a shower. She said when the car hit the home it sounded like it was collapsing. Her sister, sister’s boyfriend and grandmother were also home at the time of the crash.

“I heard like a little boy screaming, glass breaking and wind blowing. It was just crazy. I didn’t know what to think. I feel like God was just watching over us at that time and just made sure that everybody was safe and out-of-the-way,” Wimbley said.

Wimbley said a white car veered off Vance Avenue, sped through a snowy lawn and crashed into the rear side corner of the home.

No one was injured in the crash, authorities said.

Photo of car into house
Photo provided by Kenya Wimbley

The impact left a gaping hole in the home. It was boarded up with plywood by midday.

After the crash, Neighborhood Code was called to inspect the home, according to emergency dispatchers. It was condemned shortly thereafter. It could be several weeks or even months before the family can return home.

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