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Truck smashes into house, driver suspected of DUII

A man is facing charges after smashing into a home in West Eugene.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 12:21 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A pickup truck lost control and smashed into a house Thursday evening, sending one passenger to the hospital with what were described as serious injuries.

Police said the truck was headed northbound on North Bertelsen Road around 7:20 p.m. when it smashed into the back of a house on Hope Loop. Two people were in the home at the time but were not injured.

Police said there were two people in the truck. A female passenger was taken to Riverbend.

The driver, Travis Anthony Simonis, was arrested on charges of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

North Bertelsen road was closed for hours between Roosevelt and Elmira.

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