An Albertville neighborhood turned into one complex crash scene Monday, April 1 after a driver lost control on 57th Street Northeast west of Casey’s Convenience Store and barreled into home.
The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. on “April Fool’s Day.” The driver, who witnesses said was moving at a high rate of speed, ripped through lawns and sheered off mailboxes before heading into a lawn at the corner of 57th Street and Kalenda Avenue Northeast. The driver missed two trees and at least one parked car before hitting the southwest corner of the split level home, crashing into a garage.
Neighbors said people were home at the time of the accident but were upstairs and not directly impacted by the accident. The home is owned by Don Deckert and his wife, Beverly. His daughter, Amber, and grandchild also live at the home.
The crash is still under investigation.
North Memorial Air Care was called to the incident, but was canceled. Witnesses said the driver, who has not been named, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
Albertville Fire Department and Wright County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the crash.