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Dump truck crashes into house at Westbank

Staff report
A construction truck crashed into an Westbank home on Wednesday afternoon.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

An unmanned dump truck at about noon Wednesday crashed into a house at Westbank Mesa, located above the Ironbridge golf course south of Glenwood Springs.

According to a Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection official, no one was injured. The truck crashed into a corner of the empty two-car garage, not damaging any of the living space.

Crews were waiting for lumber and other supplies to arrive so the roof can be supported while the truck is removed.

At first there were concerns of the vehicle leaking fluids, but officials confirmed the tank wasn’t damaged.

The homeowner, Charla Combest, wasn’t home at the time. She told the Post Independent that she was driving up the hill when she noticed the truck in the side of her house.

The truck belonged to Gray Excavation and was at a construction site farther up the hill. The truck was unmanned and somehow rolled away and down the hill.


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