Stolen dump truck crashes into home, driver flees scene

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PITTSBURGH - Police are looking for the person who was driving when a landscaping dump truck slammed into a Brighton Heights home overnight, damaging a water line.

Authorities told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy that the incident was reported around 1 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said a woman and her daughter were sleeping when they woke up to the sound of a truck slamming into their home.

“All of a sudden we heard a big crash, like a bam, and my daughter screamed ‘Mommy, Mommy did you hear that?’ and I jumped out, and ran and looked out the front bedroom window,” said Lora Bray.

Before striking Bray’s house, the truck hit her SUV.

Bray said she ran outside to confront the driver, but he took off.

"I did hear the person trying to back the truck up, so they were trying to start it but it kept stalling so they weren't able to move the truck,” said Bray.

Bondy reported the truck belonged to A&N Lawn Service. Ross Township police said the truck was reported stolen at 6:45 a.m.

A water line was damaged by the crash, sending water into Bray’s garage.

“Both of us are safe and that’s the most important thing. We can replace and get a car and house repaired, but naturally, a life you can’t,” said Bray.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police.