MCLEANSBORO – A GoFundMe page has been set up for a McLeansboro family whose home was severely damaged after a drunk driver crashed through it recently.
According to the fundraising page, 40-year-old Kisha Branch and her son, Tanner, live at the home located at 201 S. Douglas St.
According to McLeansboro Police, an officer tried pulling 21-year-old Flint Bowers of McLeansboro over for speeding and for having a busted taillight not far from the where the crash took place on June 15. Bowers drove away at a high rate of speed before crashing into Branch’s home.
Bowers crashed his truck completely through the wall, entered a bedroom and completely destroyed the supporting walls on the east and north side of the home.
After police arrived at the home, they were met by Tanner who said he was asleep in the living room and confused by what had happened. He was the only one home when the accident happened. The police report did not say where his mother was when all of this happened. No injuries were reported.
Police said Bowers was not injured, but he was taken to Hamilton Memorial Hospital for a follow up. Bowers was then taken to the White County Jail. Bowers faces several violations including DUI.
The money raised on the GoFundMe page will go to help with things the family needs and help with a deductible on the house.