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Woman in house survives car crashing through the wall

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A Mankato woman is counting her blessings after a car slammed into her house while she was trying to take a nap.

"I was sitting in the love seat recliner, kind of reclined, trying to catch a quick nap before I had to go in the evening and all of a sudden I heard this loud crash," said Mankato resident Mary Behrens.

The boards covering the house tell the story.

After Thursday's crash, Behrens is thankful her nap didn't turn out to be her last.

On Thursday a vehicle slammed into her living room, while she was relaxing on her love-seat recliner.

"It hit the recliner and it moved the recliner across the living room," Behrens said.

The impact sent the recliner across the living room with Mary in it. But where she was sitting on the love seat made all the difference.

"If I was sitting on the opposite side of the recliner, I would have been probably hit by the car," Behrens said.

Mary's husband was also in the house at the time of the crash, but was not hurt. Now the couple is focusing on trying to move on.

"I think we're still in shock yes," said Behrens. "We're still trying to determine what we're going to do and trying to live life."

As for the driver, authorities say they still don't know what caused him to run the stop sign and into the house. The driver has been identified as 64-year-old Max Pecht of Austin.

The Behrens say they have made plans to stay at a hotel since their house is uninhabitable.