Woman Helps Neighbors After Car Crashes into Home

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houseHOMER TWP., Ohio — Two people were killed Saturday when their car went off state Route 301 and crashed into a house in Homer Township.

Neighbor Cheryl Myers didn’t see the crash, but she heard it.

It happened at 4:21 p.m. near U.S. Route 224. Myers was in her house across the street when she heard the noise and ran outside.

The first thing she saw was her neighbor’s mailbox in the middle of the road.

“Then we followed the line of the tires, and it was like, ‘oh my gosh, there’s a house with a car in it’,” said Myers.

Myers, who spent six years as an EMT, ran to the car to check on the people inside. Driver Doris Williams, 58, and passenger Rosemarie Kinney, 53, both of West Salem, died of their injuries at the scene.

Myers’ second thought was to check on her neighbors inside their home.

Cheryl Myers, helped neighbors out of home

Cheryl Myers, helped neighbors out of home

“We had to get them out of the house,” she said, “because the car was smoking. So we hurried up and got them out.”

By the time the fire and police departments arrived, the occupants were out safely.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Williams drove her 2000 Mitsubishi Galant through a stop sign at U.S. 224. She then drove off the left side of the road, hit the mailbox and then traveled into the home.

It’s not known if drugs or alcohol may have led to the crash. The crash is still under investigation.

Amazingly, no one in the home was injured, although Myers said they are very shaken up.

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