McCUTCHENVILLE - An unoccupied Jeep crashed into a trailer in McCutchenville Sunday evening.
Sgt. Dwight Kramer of Wyandot County Sheriff's Office said McCord W. Carrick, 18, of Sycamore, had parked the 1989 Jeep Cherokee outside of Scutch Drive Thru. When he was inside, the four-speed vehicle crossed SR 53, rolled down a nearby hill and struck a trailer at 288 N. SR 53.
"Apparently, it just wasn't completely into gear when he shut it off," Kramer said.
No injuries were reported.
Inside the steel-framed trailer, computers,
dressers and televisions were knocked over, lamps, figurines and a storm window were broken and sconces fell from the wall.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Firefighters stand near a Jeep that crashed into a trailer in McCutchenville Sunday.
Walter Miller, whose family has lived in the trailer for about 15 years, said it looked like a bar fight had happened in the home. He had been sitting at the kitchen table reading a book when he saw a red object through the window. It was the Jeep rolling down the hill.
"I thought I was seeing things, though," he said.
Upon impact, the home shook.
"It felt like a bomb," Miller said.
Miller's grandson, 13-year-old Ashten Miller, had just moved from his bed when a piece of furniture was knocked over toward the bed. He said he thought the shaking was thunder.
"I saw it hit the house. That's what scared me. ... I felt it, too," he said.
Kramer said the incident was on private property, and Carrick would not be cited.
Personnel from McCutchenville Fire Department and Sycamore EMS responded to the accident, which occurred around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.