Truck hits Chesapeake home before slamming into tree

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 15:17:59-04

Chesapeake, Va. (WTKR)- A truck hit a home in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake Thursday morning.

The call came in ay 6:13 a.m. for the crash on Dunedin Drive.

Chesapeake Police say a GMC truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the corner of the house.

The truck then struck a fence and then came to a rest after smashing into a tree at the rear of the property.

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Homeowner Calvin Edwards was on his way to work when Chesapeake Police called him.

“Wow. I mean look where the house is located, you would never think that something like that could happen, but I guess anything can happen,” Edwards told NewsChannel 3’s Todd Corillo.

The driver of the truck, a 72-year-old man, sustained non life-threatening injuries and appears to have suffered from a medical emergency, according to police.

He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His wife tells NewsChannel 3 he should be okay.

Edwards was preparing to sell the house prior to the crash and his family had already moved out, so no one was home at the time.