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POLICE: Driver flees “one of the craziest incidents” after dragging bridge strike debris through nearby house


Police are searching for a truck driver after a semi truck drags bridge debris through house, seriously damaging the home. 

The incident occurred on Monday, November 6th in Georgetown, Colorado just before 7 p.m.

According to Fox 31, a tractor trailer initially crashed into the side of a bridge, taking out a piece of railing. The semi truck then continued driving while dragging a portion of the railing. The rig eventually pulled the piece of bridge debris all the way through a house in the 700 block of Seventh Street before driving off. The rig was last seen on footage captured by a Ring camera heading west on Interstate 70.

“I got up to look outside and I saw a semi-trailer dragging the railing for the bridge outside our house into our house,” said Jason Finn, who lives in the now-damaged house. 

“All of a sudden I heard these loud sounds and our house started shaking,” said Amanda Finn, who also lives in the house. “I watched the walls of the bathroom crumble and I got pinned, locked in the bathroom, because the washer and dryer tipped over.” 

“I pulled her through what used to be a wall. All the water lines were spraying and I had to pull her through all the electricity lines and we were able to get out of the house,” Jason continued. “I think we both thought the other one was dead.” 

Both Jason and Amanda sustained only bruises in the incident. 

“It’s certainly one of the craziest incidents I’ve had to investigate here,” said Sgt. John Gaskins with the Georgetown Police Department. “All we have is a description of the tractor and trailer, which is a smaller white sleeper cab, pulling a 52- or 53-foot trailer.”

Investigators say that the bridge did not sustain any structural damage. Anyone who has seen a semi truck matching the description with damage on the left side is asked to reach out to their local law enforcement.


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