Van plows into home in New Albany

A van plows into a New Albany home with an elderly man inside on an oxygen tank.

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 8:00 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2017 8:00 AM

UPDATED ON 10/30/17 AT 10:56 P.M.

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - An elderly couple is shaken up after a van plows through their home in New Albany. 

New Albany police responded to the scene of that home off Glendale Rd. around 4:30 Monday evening. The driver of the van is identified as Timothy Keith Yarbrough Jr. 

 

According to New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson, Yarbrough faces charges for driving with a suspended license and careless driving. 

"I think he said he may have swerved and lost control," said Robertson. "But like I said, it's still under investigation at this point."

The van drove right in between the elderly couple. The wife sorting through bills in the living room, while her husband, who is a recovering stroke patient, rested in another room.

"I got a call from mom and she was pretty hysterical," said Matt Young, the son of the elderly couple who lives in the home. "All I could hear was that there was a van in the middle of the room."

Young just left his parents home and was driving to the other side of town when his mother called him.

"I mean I've seen vehicles drive into the sides of houses before but nothing to this extent," said Young. "It did quite a bit of damage inside."

"Luckily when we got here, both the occupants of the house were out, he [the driver] was outside the vehicle," said Robertson. "No one was trapped. We're very fortunate no one was injured."

At this time police are still trying to figure out what caused Yarbrough to drive off the road and into their home. 

In the mean, the elderly couple is staying with their son nearby. 

Family, friends, and church members were quick to help put up a temporary wall. 

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

NEW ALBANY, Miss (WTVA) -- A van plows into a New Albany home with an elderly man inside on an oxygen tank.

New Albany police say that elderly man is alive, but is shaken following the incident.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday on Glendale Road.

Investigator Mark Crossitt said the driver was traveling along Starling Road but when he got to Teasdale Road, he made a wide right turn that landed him into a ditch and across two yards before crashing into the man's house.

The driver, Crossitt says, is currently at the emergency room.

 

 

 

 

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