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Vehicle smashes into Tenn. house _ again

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 2:28pm  ET

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee National Guardsman had his Christmas Eve interrupted by news that a vehicle had smashed through his house _ in the exact same spot another one did nearly two years ago.

In February 2010, a runaway construction truck had run into Doug Edmisten's house when he was home from Iraq for his son's birth, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported ( http://bit.ly/vUJqyJ).

Edmisten says he, his wife and their son were visiting family when his neighbor called and said, "Merry Christmas. There's a van in your house."

The vehicle belonged to a neighbor, who told police he'd been working on the vehicle's brakes.

The last time, the Edmisten family spent 65 days in a motel while the damage was repaired. Edmisten figures they'll celebrate their son's second birthday at a motel.


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