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Truck crashes into house in Tamaqua

TAMAQUA, Pa. - Police say no one was injured after a driver lost control of his truck, causing him to crash into a house Wednesday morning.

Austin Chartier, 22, of Middleport, was driving his Ford F-150 west on Brown Street when he says he lost control of his brakes going down the hill.

Chartier says he turned left to avoid a car pulling out of a parking space on his right, which caused him to run into the house in the 200 block of Brown Street, according to a police report.

Officials say the truck crashed into the front wall of the house and right side of the front door. The front end of the truck ended up partially inside the living room.

Residents at the home had just walked out of the living room area when the truck hit the house.

No injuries were reported.


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