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California house uninhabitable after being hit by truck

Posted at 7:51 PM, Jun 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-05 22:51:34-04

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A suburban Southern California home was deemed uninhabitable after a pickup truck slammed into it in a suspected DUI crash, authorities said.

The pickup sideswiped a parked car, veered off the road and slammed through the front of the house late Friday in Orange, police said.

Photos from the scene showed the dark-colored pickup nearly fully inside the one-story home.

Nobody inside the residence was injured. The driver of the truck, a 55-year-old from Villa Park, was treated for minor injuries before being arrested on suspicion of DUI, Orange police Sgt. Phil McMullin said.

The crash caused a minor gas leak, which was quickly stopped, the Orange County Register reported. The home was red-tagged, meaning it's not safe to inhabit, the Register said.

The residents were relocated with assistance from the Red Cross.