UPDATE: EEK! Spider Scares Driver; Car Hits Home

Posted On May 01, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Photo by Alex Hewitt

Photo by Alex Hewitt

Update posted at 3:13 p.m.:

Shayna Lacey, the driver injured in Wednesday’s crash on U.S. 50 in Aurora, is further explaining the wreck the landed her in the hospital.

“Anybody could have made that mistake,” she tells Eagle 99.3.

Lacey said it is true that a spider landed on her steering wheel as she drove on the busy highway. As she reached for an object in her car to swat the spider with, she became distracted and began to drift towards another vehicle.

“I swerved because I was trying to avoid injuring anybody else,” Lacey said, admitting she probably should have pulled over to deal with the pest.

The vehicle then went across the eastbound lanes and struck the porch of an unoccupied home.

Lacey said the wreck resulted in a broken spine in two places. She was taken to Dearborn County Hospital then later transferred to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she remains in recovery Thursday afternoon.


Original story published at 10:32 a.m.:

(Aurora, Ind.) – Aurora Police say that a driver was startled by a spider that landed on her steering wheel, causing her to wreck into a home.

Officers say that Shayna Lacey, of Aurora, was driving eastbound on U.S. 50 in Aurora near the Swifty gas station at about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Lacey told officers she was scared by a spider which appeared on her steering wheel.

The vehicle went off the highway and wrecked into the front porch of an unoccupied home.

Lacey sustained minor injuries and was taken to Dearborn County Hospital by Aurora EMS.

The crash remains under investigation Thursday.

Aurora Fire Department also assisted at the scene.