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Pickup crashes into Durham house

Posted May 11, 2008
Updated May 12, 2008

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— Police said alcohol played a role in a wreck that left a pickup truck lodged in the front of a Linwood Avenue house Sunday morning.

Jime Elsanchez, 20, whose last known address was Spring Garden Lane in Raleigh, was charged with driving while impaired, having no operating license and damage to property.

Police said Elsanchez lost control of his truck, and it crashed into the house at 1107 Linwood Ave., near Alston Avenue, around 9 a.m. Sunday.

One person was inside the home at the time but did not receive any injuries, police said. Elsanchezr got a minor scratch on his hand.

Both the house and truck sustained serious damage, which police estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $30,000.

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  • dianadarling May 12, 2008

    kbyrd
    N&O reports name as JAIME SANCHEZ, 20, no license
    from the N&O y Matt Dees, Staff Writer DURHAM - Police have identified a man charged with driving a truck into a house Sunday morning. Jaime L. Sanchez, 20, of Spring Garden Lane, Raleigh, was charged with DWI, no operator's license and damage to property.

    No one was seriously injured when he allegedly drove his 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck into a house on 1107 Linwood Ave. about 9 a.m

  • HappyGirl08 May 12, 2008

    Wonder why the name was withheld. Probably the Vance Co sherriff's daughter. She was blistered again!

  • dianadarling May 12, 2008

    xxxx
    you really think he has insurance?

  • dianadarling May 12, 2008

    from the N&O
    y Matt Dees, Staff Writer
    DURHAM - Police have identified a man charged with driving a truck into a house Sunday morning.
    Jaime L. Sanchez, 20, of Spring Garden Lane, Raleigh, was charged with DWI, no operator's license and damage to property.

    No one was seriously injured when he allegedly drove his 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck into a house on 1107 Linwood Ave. about 9 a.m.

    The house suffered some structural damage.

  • yaright May 12, 2008

    How fast was the house going when it pulled out in front of the truck?

  • Scubagirl May 12, 2008

    my thoughts too, why withhold the name? kid maybe?

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx May 12, 2008

    I wish someone would crash into my house - I have some ideas for remodeling that I can't afford myself. I could use someone else's insurance money!

  • durhamguy May 12, 2008

    Why is the name being withheld ?