FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two men are recovering after the car they were in hit a tree, flipped and landed in the yard of a local church Monday morning. Church members say this isn't the first time this has happened and they're afraid it will happen again.
Ezetta Green and her husband Reginald worship at Peniel Seventh Day Adventist Church weekly. Monday morning they were both were shocked to see what a suspected drunk driver had done.
"That was a hard hit. You can see all the marks and things that are on the ground and also up there by the sign," said Ezetta Green.
Fort Myers Police said Travis Leaphart, 26, Gerah Leaphart, 31, lost control of their car, hit a tree and flipped before finally landing in front of the church.
Pieces of car are still mangled up with pieces of palm frond throughout the fencing at the church. Parishioners said this isn't the first time they've had to clean up after a crash.
"We just had it repaired in january of this. now this is march and its happened again," said Reginald Green. "When the car went up on here last year, it hit this right here so the sign is not working now," said Ezetta Green.
Glass is still scattered in the grass and yellow police tape is surrounding the church. Ezetta said it comes down to driver responsibility.
"Alcohol takes too many peoples lives and it causes too much destruction. If they could just stop drinking and be cautious of where they're driving and be very careful," said Ezetta Green.
Members said their head pastor will make the final decision in who pays for the cleanup. Travis has been released from Lee Memorial Hospital and Gerah is listed in critical condition.
Police said alcohol and speed may have played a factor in the crash.