WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A West Lafayette woman narrowly avoids injury when a pickup truck blows through the side of her garage Wednesday night.
It all happened shortly after 6 p.m. when a red pickup didn't make a curve and drove into a home on the 400 block of Lagrange Street.
Officers believe the same pickup hit a park bench at Yeager and Cumberland just a few minutes earlier, as well as some posts and a mailbox on a different curve on Lagrange.
The driver, Heath Wolverton, 38, of Lafayette, was taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Central with a cut on his face that is not believed to be serious. Just 30 seconds before he plowed into the house, the homeowner had pulled her car into the garage and just gone inside.
"It could have been extremely dangerous. It could have gone the other way," says WLPD Ofc. Marcus Slifer. "Hopefully we'll have some more information later as to what caused this. Alcohol didn't appear to be a factor at this time."
The curve on Lagrange is not sharp, nor do police think Wolverton was driving all that fast.
Investigators say they believe he had started taking a new medication but didn't take it Wednesday.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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