South Hadley police have confirmed that Greg Kwasny, 41, of Agawam was behind the wheel of the Toyota that crashed into the home at 197 North Main St. on Wednesday evening.
For the family that was home at the time of the crash, it could have been a lot worse.
"We planned to cook inside because we heard there was going to be pop up showers any time from 3 to 6," said homeowner Michael Fern. "So we thought it would be to our advantage to cook inside and it was."
Fern and his wife were about to sit down to dinner Wednesday night when they heard what Michael described as a big crash and big flash.
"We went to go out the breezeway, but I could see where the breezeway was pulled away from the house," said Fern. "So I said we can't go that way, let's go around the other way."
What the Ferns saw was what was left of the car driven by Kwasny sitting on top of their Pontiac Solstice.
Both police and Fern described the car as disintegrating.
"The engine had crashed through the pool and ended up in the backyard, with the exhaust pipes in the far, far backyard," stated Fern. "There are six neighbors who have debris from this accident."
Fern said crews were at his home until 2:30 a.m. cleaning up and making big decisions, such as tearing down the garage.
"The building inspector thought it was best to separate the breezeway and garage from the house and take it down, just so nobody got injured," said Fern. "They were worried about people being inside the building, it wasn't safe."
While the Ferns continued to pick up debris Thursday morning, they could not help but be thankful for all the work that was already done.
"The company that did the cleanup did a great job, the fire department was great, the police department was great," said Fern. "The neighbors were fantastic checking to see if we needed anything. But, there's not much they could do."
South Hadley police await the autopsy and toxicology reports on Kwasny, to see if they can determine what caused the crash.
Police said the autopsy will be complete in the next two to three days.
The toxicology report will take three to four weeks.
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