Police: Driver watching YouTube crashes truck through Sandy home

A truck crashed through the side of a house on the 2500 East block of Alta Canyon Drive in Sandy on Tuesday. Police say the crash happened when a driver who was watching YouTube on his cellphone missed a turn.

A truck crashed through the side of a house on the 2500 East block of Alta Canyon Drive in Sandy on Tuesday. Police say the crash happened when a driver who was watching YouTube on his cellphone missed a turn. (Steve Gough)


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SANDY – A man who police say was watching YouTube videos while driving crashed into a home in Sandy on Tuesday, causing extensive damage.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on the 2500 East block of Alta Canyon Drive. Police said the driver was eastbound while watching YouTube on his cellphone when he missed a turn.

The man's truck crossed over the lawn of one home and continued onto the property of a second residence, police said, ultimately crashing through the house's garage wall. As it came through the structure, the truck hit an unoccupied car inside the garage.

The driver of the truck, whose name police did not release, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The man received citations for causing property damage, using a handheld mobile phone while driving a commercial motor vehicle, and improper lookout.

A neighbor told KSL.com that nobody in the home was injured.

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