Truck Careens Off Highway, Narrowly Missing Wallingford House

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013  |  Updated 9:56 AM EDT
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Truck Careens Off Highway, Narrowly Missing House

Audrey Washington, NBC Connecticut

A FedEx truck landed just inches from a Wallingford house on Tuesday after the tractor-trailer went down an embankment off Interstate 91 North in Wallingford. 

State police said slick and icy conditions from the overnight storm contributed to the truck driver losing control and going off the road near at the Route 40 connector.

Karen Carofano, who lives in the house the truck narrowly missed, said her husband woke her up and told her he had to call 911.

"I'm glad my husband heard it so someone could get here quick for the driver," she said.
The driver is in good condition, police said.

Karen said she's just happy everyone is OK and that the truck didn't come crashing through her house.

"I've never seen this before; we've lived here a long time," Carofano said.
 

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