Anchorage residents unharmed when truck hits home, causes gas leak in late-night crash
Some residents in Anchorage got a strange wake-up call when a truck crashed into their home and caused a gas leak late Wednesday night.
According to a Thursday morning release from the Anchorage Police Department, officers responded to the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and Northern Lights Boulevard where a pickup truck hit another vehicle, then a house.
At 11:48 p.m., a 2014 Dodge pickup traveling northbound ran a red light at the intersection and collided with an eastbound Subaru Legacy, according to APD. The truck went over an embankment at the northeast corner of the intersection and hit a single-family home and a large boulder. The rock then struck the home’s gas meter causing a gas leak, which was stopped within 30 minutes by Enstar officials who responded to the scene.
Police stated Anchorage fire crews had to free the driver of the truck, 29-year-old Rosalynn Bayless, and her passenger from the pickup that had landed on its side. They were transported to local hospitals. Bayless received minor injuries in the crash; the passenger was uninjured. The driver of the Subaru had no injuries and was able to drive away from the crash, APD wrote. The residents of the home were also uninjured.
APD says that witnesses stated Bayless was seen “driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed just prior to the collision.” Police charged her with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
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