Fixer Upper Crash

A North Waco couple is crediting a renovation done on their home by Chip and Joanna Gaines on the 3rd season of Fixer Upper  with saving their lives.

On Saturday night, a drunk driver turned their lives upside down. Ken and Kelly Downs were sleeping in their bedroom when Allen Wayne Miller drove his car into their home. Kelly said that a brick fireplace that Chip and Joanna relocated to the front of the home appears to have stopped Miller from driving further into the house.

“The yard is built up several feet, and he hit the embankment of the yard, apparently went airborne, and like a lot of older homes, this house was built up off the ground, so he cleared the rest of the yard,” Waco Assistant Fire Chief Don Yeager told the Waco Tribune-Herald. “He didn’t hurt the hedges, but he took out the railing on the porch and went right into the window of the front room and hit an interior wall that might be a load-bearing wall.”

You don’t typically think of a renovation saving your life, but the Gaines’ work appears to have been not only beautiful, but a safety feature as well.

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Source: Fox News