The pair walked away unscathed. The accident, on the other hand, still left the couple’s dining area, kitchen and residing area in disrepair.
“It was luck,” Eugene explained not long ago.
“Ordinarily most afternoons I would sit there on that facet of the dwelling (exterior). Mainly because I was conversing to a friend on the mobile phone, I ended up going within. … I could have been outside.”
The Grothaus’ daughter, Pam Davenport, mentioned right before the COVID-19 pandemic swept via the Location, their family members would acquire on Wednesday or Thursday in the dining area for activity night.
‘Thick-tongued, slurring words’
When officers arrived to the Grothaus’ dwelling in West Creek Township, they saw a pickup truck with Illinois registration in the east wall of the property, in accordance to a police report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.
Law enforcement said only the rear tires and rear conclusion of the truck had been visible outside the house of the residence.
The truck traveled roughly 300 yards off the highway and by means of a cornfield ahead of crashing into the Grothaus’ mild blue house.
The driver, whose identity was not unveiled in the police report, was not able to stand on his possess free will.