Iowa woman survives car crashing into Ankeny home, exploding

Iowa woman survives car crashing into Ankeny home, exploding

JoEllenMyers stood in her dwelling space in disbelief as she appeared close to at her charred belongings and as an insurance coverage adjuster appeared at holes burnt in her roof.

Myers, 73, was sleeping in the bedroom of her Ankeny townhome at about 1:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, when a car or truck crashed via her sliding glass window. Her bedroom was only a few toes from in which the sedan came to rest and exploded.

“If it had long gone an additional foot, it would’ve crashed by my wall, much too,” Myers claimed. “I just heard a loud increase and the home shook.”

JoEllen Myers, left, is joined by her granddaughter, Anna Myers, in the living room of JoEllenÕs townhome on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. JoEllenÕs home was gutted by fire after a car crashed into her living room early on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

A spokesperson for the Ankeny Law enforcement Office was not obtainable for remark. Myers and her granddaughter Anna Myers mentioned the automobile was traveling about 100 mph when it crashed into the property. 4 or five teenagers ended up in the motor vehicle and jumped out, JoEllen Myers claimed. They suspect the driver was drunk, but are not confident.

“I am so satisfied that these youthful grown ups, none of them ended up trapped and damage, because it went up so speedy,” Myers stated. “They could’ve perished in it.”