Sleeping Groves Man Smashes Truck Into House

Sleeping Groves Man Smashes Truck Into House

A Groves family received a rude wake-up call Friday morning when a truck barreled into their house.

Groves Police Sgt. Tim McCurley said police responded to a call around 7:45 this morning to a pickup truck hitting a house in the 3500 block of Charles. Fortunately, the famliy escaped injury and the 32-year-old driver of the truck was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

McCurley said the driver, who was cited for driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain a single lane, was heading west bound on highway 73 this morning when he fell asleep, and then at some point, his truck jumped the median, crossed the next lane, drove into the ditch, through an embankment and through a yard before finally being stopped by the 2-bedroom, 1-bath, house.

"It caused substantial damage to the house," McCurley said.

The truck traveled an estimated 400-500 feet from the time it left its lane, McCurley said. It was unclear where the driver was coming from, but he was not intoxicated, added the sergeant.