Semitrailer truck crushes car, runs into house

Posted at 9:03 AM, Sep 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-05 13:45:24-04

BOUNTIFUL, Utah -- A semitrailer truck flattened a car and damaged a home in Bountiful Thursday.

The South Davis Metro Fire Department said it happened at 400 North and 1025 East in Bountiful.

Crews said a semitrailer truck hauling about 89,000 pounds of sand was driving east up a hill on 400 North when it lost control and rolled backwards into a home, crushing a car and downing three power lines along the way.

"Heard a big boom, the power went off, the computer screen went dead," resident Bill Bymaster said. "I thought something had happened across the street, my wife thought something fell from the sky."

The homeowners were in the house at the time of the crash, but no one was injured.

Power has since been restored to the area.

South Davis Metro Fire Department tweeted just before 8 a.m. that 400 North could be closed for up to four hours.

FOX 13 will update this story with the latest details as soon as they become available.