Semi crashes into house on Southern Ave.

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A semi-trailer crashed into a house in the 1300 block of E. Southern Avenue shortly before 5:00 a.m. Thursday. 

The semi jumped the guardrail and left the roadway of southbound Interstate 65, striking the house on the south side of Southern. The driver, who was not injured, told police on the scene that he swerved to avoid an animal in the road.

The house was vacant.

The truck was carrying a load of 38,000 pounds of meat, according to police at the scene.

Southern Avenue was closed in both directions at I-65 until the semi was removed.

There is no word if the driver will face any charges.