Fortunately no one was injured at the Rinaker residence in Hebron Sunday morning, Jan. 20, after a Chevy Blazer crashed through the northeast corner of the house. Erin Rinaker, who is expecting a baby any day now, said she and her husband were sleeping when the blazer rammed the wall of their bedroom. “I woke up and glass from the window was covering our bed,” she said.
According to an accident report on file at the local law enforcement center, Spencer Culler, 21, of Hebron, drove his Blazer into the residence after failing to negotiate the horse-shoe curve on Memorial Drive.
Traveling southwest along the street at 2:36 a.m., Culler drove up onto the curb and sidewalk, hit a parked 2005 Dodge Caravan owned by Dennis Johnson, then continued through the Rinaker yard clipping a large tree that caused him to veer into the Rinaker’s bedroom. “If he hadn’t hit the tree he would have crashed into our living room,” Erin said adding she thought that hitting the van and tree first lessened the impact on the house.
The crash caused an estimated $7,000 in damages to the home and $2,000 in damages to the Dodge Caravan.
Alcohol is suspected in the accident. Culler was not injured.