Homeowner Joe Nyre was relaxing in his garage Saturday afternoon watching his local college football team on television when he heard a loud crash. It became immediately apparent that something was up, and things got even stranger when he realized what had happened—a pickup had somehow crashed into his house and become lodged in the roof.
Nyre began to check on the driver of the truck and asked his wife, who was also home at the time of the incident, to call 9-1-1. He found the driver attempting to exit the vehicle but instructed him to stay in the truck since it was too steep of an angle to exit.
It didn't take long for emergency crews to arrive at the scene. A large rotator tow truck was called in to help remove the pickup from the home, and police began their investigation to uncover the chain of events that lead to a truck becoming lodged in the roof.
Ultimately, police determined that the 37-year-old driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his pickup. The vehicle left the roadway, veered into a grassy water retention and through another neighbor's backyard where it took out a small tree and narrowly missed other shrubberies. Finally, the vehicle hit an embankment near the Nyre's property line that acted as a ramp, propelling the flying Ram 60 nearly yards and straight into the roof of the home.
The driver of the pickup was said to be under the influence at the time of the accident and was subsequently taken into custody. Local news reports that this was the man's third intoxication-related driving offense and that he was also charged with reckless driving, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.