SUV hits Johnny Carson’s childhood home in Neb.


December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a vehicle has hit the Nebraska boyhood home of Johnny Carson. Police say an SUV plowed into the front of the two-story home Tuesday afternoon in Norfolk. The vehicle caused extensive damage to the porch, which collapsed. The vehicle ended up in the entryway. Norfolk Police Chief Bill Mizner says the driver was taken by ambulance to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. His identity and condition weren’t immediately released.

Carson, the longtime TV talk-show host of “The Tonight Show,” was born in Corning, Iowa, in 1925. Carson’s family moved to Norfolk when he was 8, and he graduated from Norfolk High School. Carson died in 2005. His boyhood home has had several owners over the years.