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FedEx van crashes into Kingsport house

Rain Smith • Mar 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport home received an unexpected — and unwelcome — Friday morning delivery, as an unmanned FedEx van crashed through the front doors, wedging cab-deep in the structure.

The residence was unoccupied when the incident occurred and no one was injured. It suffered extensive damage, with contracting crews responding to put supports in place and prevent a collapse around the gaping hole.

"The first reaction is, "My goodness,'" said homeowner Phil Rickman, who arrived shortly after the van plowed into his foyer. "My second reaction is, 'Is anyone hurt?' It was an accident. Accidents happen. You have to keep everything in perspective."

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