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Pickup truck crashes into house following collision Monday afternoon near downtown Topeka

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Published: May. 9, 2022 at 2:28 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - No one was seriously hurt when a wreck sent a pickup into the front of a house Monday afternoon just west of downtown Topeka.

It happened around 2 p.m. at S.W. 8th and Tyler. Police say a red Chevy Silverado pickup was westbound on S.W. 8th when it was clipped by a northbound black Ford Ranger that was on Tyler and that ran a stop sign.

The impact sent the Chevy over a curb, across a grassy area and up a small hill on the south side of the street before it vaulted through the front of a house at 608 S.W. 8th.

The front portion of the truck was inside the house, while the back end was on the porch.

The Chevy’s driver was evaluated at the scene but didn’t require ambulance transportation to the hospital.

Traffic was slowed in the area as crews responded to the scene.

Police Sgt. Scott Scurlock said officers were looking for the Ranger, which drove away from the scene. The Ranger may have sustained front-end damage in the collision.

A wrecker pulled the truck out of the front of the house and down the porch around 3 p.m. The truck was then driven off the front yard.

After the wrecker pulled the Chevrolet truck out of the house and off the porch, a giant hole remained where the vehicle had entered the residence, which sustained substantial damage.

Topeka Police, Topeka Fire and AMR ambulance all responded to the scene.

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