Greene County

Family recovering after car hit mobile home

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. - A family is still getting over the shock of a car crashing into their mobile home on Friday morning on Asheville Highway.

Kody Lemons told us he stopped by his grandmother's house that morning to drop off his daughters, who are two and six months old.

"She was playing with the kids," Lemons said. "I got a phone call and I went in the kitchen and I was standing there talking."

That's when the mobile home suddenly moved, he said.

"Heard a big boom and the trailer shook, thought it was an earthquake or something," Lemons told us.

Outside, a car had collided with the building. The Greene County Sheriff's Office told us the driver fell asleep, ran off the left side of the road, hit a ditch and went airborne. We're told the car went over an embankment and into the trailer.

"I freaked out when I realized what it was," Lemons said. "I was like 'Oh my God, my kids was in there. It could've killed all of us.'"

Lemons told us, luckily, the car hit a spare bedroom and no one in his family was hurt.

Driver Debbie Ricker, 53, also avoided serious injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Lemons told us they were able to patch up the hole in the side of the home so his grandmother could stay there. Next, he said, they'll work on rebuilding what was lost.

"Raise the roof back there where it collapsed a little and put braces back in it and re-stud the walls, new insulation, siding and sheet rock," he said.

We learned from the Sheriff's office that Ricker will face charges for driving with a revoked license.

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