Kentucky driver unhurt after vehicle hits porch, overturns


A motorist from Kentucky crawled from her vehicle Tuesday night after it hit the porch of a Dudleytown home and overturned.

Indiana State Police Trooper Roger Drew was the first officer on the scene of the wreck at state roads 11 and 250. He reported finding Wanda Butler, 30, of Louisville crawling away from her vehicle, which was lying on its top.

Butler told police she was traveling east on State Road 250 when she came to the four-way stop at State Road 11 and applied her brakes, according to a report from Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer.

While braking, Butler said, her car began to turn right, but she overcorrected, causing the 2005 Pontiac to spin through the intersection.

The car then ran into the porch of a home at 7412 E. State Road 250 and flipped onto its top before coming to rest.

No one was in the home, owned by Harold Goecker, at the time of the wreck, reported at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Meyer said Butler was wearing her seat belt, which likely played a role in saving her from any injuries. The roads were wet at the time, and speed could have played a factor in the accident, he said.

Drew was off-duty and in his own vehicle at the time the wreck was reported.

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