Car crashes through the wall of Dayton, Kentucky bar

Posted at 11:14 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 10:10:29-05

DAYTON, Ky. -- There are usually around 20 people inside Smitty's Sports Bar on weekday evenings, co-owner Carlie Smith said, but on Wednesday afternoon, it was just her, her son, a bartender -- and the car that crashed directly into the side of the building.

"We saw a car coming toward the window from across the street, and then -- bam," she said. "Wall exploded, car came in."

Another witness, Steve Seyberth, described the sound as "like two garbage trucks doing a head-onner."

No one appeared to have been injured in the crash except the driver. When Matthew Koenig ran inside to check on the collision, he said he couldn’t find a pulse.

"Then he started goggling, almost trying to fight for breath," Koenig said.

The driver was then taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. Dayton police confirmed Wednesday night that he had been administered Narcan at the scene of the crash.

"I’m glad to be alive," Smith said. "I’m glad everybody’s OK."