Dump truck crashes into house

Monday, June 8, 2009 at 4:44am
Staff reports

A Franklin couple tells News2 they got an unwelcome surprise when they arrived home from vacation Saturday to find a dump truck in their newly remodeled kitchen and dining room.

Earl and Edna Hensel said they had put off their vacation to Texas for months because they were remodeling their kitchen, but that very trip may have saved their lives.

The couple happened to be on their way back home Saturday afternoon, instead of sitting in their kitchen, when a dump truck smashed through the back of their house in the Green Valley Subdivision.

The couple told News2 they believe a dump truck leaving a construction site up the hill from their home veered off the driveway when the driver lost control.

The truck barreled through the Hensel's yard and into their kitchen and dining room.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.