An accident Sunday morning in Evansville killed three people.
Evansville Police say 24-year-old Thomas Hodgson of Newburgh was driving east on Riverside when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a guardrail, and went airborne into a house on Norman Ave., killing himself and the two who lived inside.
The two people inside the home, 75-year-old Homer and 74-year-old Lela Meriwether, were an elderly couple who spent most of their lives together, and police believe, died together when a pick up truck crashed into their home.
Neighbors say they're used to hearing the scraping metal when cars hit the guardrail on Riverside Drive, but last night they say it sounded more like an explosion.
Mary Ellen Cooker woke to police lights outside her front window. She says she immediately worried about her neighbors.
"They were special people, very special," Cooker told 14 News.
Neighbors are mourning the loss of the Meriwethers. Many referred to them as the 'grandparents of the street'.
Coker says the two were high school sweethearts, married almost 60 years. They lived on South Norman Street for about 12 years and says the couple always worried about the their home sitting along the curve on Riverside Drive.
"It's very dangerous. I have lived in this particular house 60 years and we have complained and complained about the curve and the speed people try to take the curve," Coker said.
Coker says officials did install guard rails and a neighbor helped the Meriwether install metal poles in the ground to protect the house from an accident.
Even with those precautions, police say Hodgson lost control of his pickup truck, going airborne and crashing through the couples home while the Meriwethers lay asleep in the back bedroom.
Police say the truck went all the way through the home, and landed upside down in the backyard.
Police believe all three died on impact around 2:30 in the morning.
Sunday, neighbors spent the day reflecting on the memories they shared with the Meriwethers.
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