Residents of a Grundy County home hit by car didn't hear it happen
In Grundy County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left one person dead.
Shane Bess’s mother was inside the house when the vehicle hit. She heard a loud noise and looked outside but didn't see anything.
Shane looked as well and saw nothing.
It wasn't until hours later they discovered the horrible crash.
Pieces of Wednesday night's deadly crash are still in Bess’s yard.
The vehicle damaged the side of the home and a window.
It was traveling west on Highway 56, left the roadway, hit the home after it struck a tree.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle. However, it was hours before anyone saw what had happened.
"I guess they all arrived here about 12 o'clock. After we found him, we called them,” Bess said.
Bess says this is the latest in a long string of cars crashing into their home, but this is one he and his family will never forget.
“My grandmother was out here and a couple hit the porch out here and one hit our porch here, but this is probably the most damaged we've had,” Bess said. "We've had one come through the yard here and flip and land on the other side of the porch over here. And one hit my grandmother’s porch out there at least two times."
Bess wonders how they can put a stop to this.
“I don't know what you can do. Maybe put up guardrails around the corner. I don't know,” Bess said.
Bess says the city will come out and assess the damage to the home and how much it will cost.