Garbage truck crashes into Spanish Fork home

The driver was hospitalized.

(Spanish Fork Police) A garbage truck is shown Tuesday after police said the driver crashed into a house in Spanish Fork.

A house in Spanish Fork sustained “severe” structural damage Tuesday after a garbage truck crashed into it, according to a news release.

Authorities say the 55-year-old man driving the garbage truck experienced a medical event before hitting the house at 300 North and 200 East in Spanish Fork.

Police pulled the unconscious driver out of the cab and he was taken to a nearby hospital, the release states. Lt. Cory Slaymaker with the Spanish Fork police said the driver is being treated for minor injuries.

“They were still evaluating him and believe he may have suffered a seizure” that caused him to go off the road, Slaymaker said.

There were three adults inside the house when it was struck, but no one inside was hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.