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Truck crashes into Santee home, becomes lodged inside

Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 21:51:12-05

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - A truck going downhill in a Santee neighborhood lost control and crashed into a home, but no one was inside the house at the time of the wreck.

The incident happened just after 9 a.m. in the 9200 block of Padre Lane, according to authorities at the scene.

Authorities said the truck’s driver was traveling on a downhill portion of the roadway when he somehow lost control and went speeding into the front of the house.

Witnesses said the driver appeared to be maneuvering the truck to avoid the house by aiming for a nearby tree, but the truck still ended up barreling through the home.

The truck came to rest inside a child’s bedroom.

The driver was not seriously injured, but authorities at the scene said the house sustained major damage.

Crews were initially concerned about removing the truck due to fears the house would collapse. However, crews eventually removed the truck with success and the home was left standing.

The owner of the house, who has owned the property for over 40 years, told 10News he was thankful the family renting the home was not inside at the time.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.