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Fifth time car runs into Burton homeowner's property

A South Carolina woman is fed up with people crashing their cars onto her yard. A South Carolina woman is fed up with people crashing their cars onto her yard.
A South Carolina woman is fed up with people crashing their cars onto her yard. A South Carolina woman is fed up with people crashing their cars onto her yard.
BURTON, SC (WTOC) -

A South Carolina woman is fed up with people crashing their cars onto her yard.

The most recent one was the scariest for Joanne Murdaugh and her family.

She says this is the first time someone has actually hit the house but more than 20 times since someone has crashed through the fence onto her property.

The sign says 'No Trespassing' but that hasn't stopped drivers from running onto Joanne Murdaugh's property.

Murdaugh says the first incident happened back in 1975 but Tuesday night was the first time someone actually ran into her home.

"I was in the bed because I had just had surgery and the trailer just started shaking, it was like a tornado or a hurricane hit it," said Murdaugh.

Murdaugh's Colonial Avenue home sits near a sharp curve.

Five other family members were also inside when the crashed happened.

"This is something my mom and dad have worked for for years and to build for a home and it just keeps getting destroyed," said her daughter, Glenda Larios.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested Cory Veilleux and charged him with DUI.

He was released from the Beaufort County Detention Center Wednesday.

Parts of his car still lay in her yard along with her flowers, umbrella and pool.

Murdaugh says it's also damaged her plumbing system.

"This was the worst one. We can't use the bathroom, it's unlivable," she said.

She says DOT posted yellow signs after earlier wrecks to warn drivers to slow down, but it doesn't seem to be working.

"They've gotta do something before somebody gets killed or gets hurt," said Murdaugh.

Murdaugh says she's called DOT twice since the accident but hasn't heard back from them yet.

Altogether, she says it will cost close to $40,000 to fix the damage.

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