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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A family in Fort Worth was rocked awake early Friday morning when a speeding pickup truck crashed into their home, killing the driver. The incident happened at around 2:15 a.m. along Northeast 36th Street, near Deen Road.
According to police, the Ford truck was heading southbound along Deen Road when the driver hit a bump and lost control of his vehicle. The truck slammed into a curb, took out a street sign and a fence, and then rolled into a home. The driver was ejected during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was later identified as 36-year-old Jose Pena. Police said that he was speeding at the time of the crash, but it is too early to tell if alcohol played a part in this incident.
A couple and three children were sleeping inside of the home at the time of the crash. The truck shattered glass and ended up in the family’s living room. According to family members, an air hockey table landed on the mother and she was suffered minor injuries. Officials treated Mayra Ramos at the scene, but then took her to the hospital for complaints of sharp shoulder pain.
Nobody else inside of the house was injured.
Had the truck gone any further, it would have crashed into the rooms where the kids were sleeping. “I think that it was a miracle,” said 12-year-old Abby Guerra. “It’s just shocking.”
The children were taken to their grandmother’s home. Police remained at the scene through Friday morning to gather evidence.
Ramos is glad that her kids are okay, but is worried that the same thing could happen again. According to the mother, this is not the first time that a vehicle has hit the family’s home. “It happened about four months ago, they hit the corner of the house,” she said.
After that time, the family put in several posts to deter drivers. Those posts were also destroyed in the crash. Ramos said, “We knew it was going to happen again, but not this bad.”
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