KATY, Texas – A family of four has a huge hole in its home Thursday after a truck plowed straight through it and then the driver tried to flee the scene, according to Fort Bend County officials.
Initial reports of the crash at the 2800 block of Stableview Court were made at about 9:30 a.m. and investigators believed a truck had hit a tree. When they arrived at the scene, they learned the truck was originally on Cinco Boulevard behind the home when it crashed through the home and stopped when it hit a tree in the front yard.
No one was home when the truck traveled through the home.
Major crash: 2800 Stableview Ct., Katy. Vehicle drove completely through the house. No one home. Driver in custody for attempting to run from scene. @JessicaReyesPIO en route to scene for media. pic.twitter.com/eSyiMjWM7W— FBCSO Texas (@FBCSO) September 26, 2019
Detectives told KPRC they believe the truck hit a curb behind the house and went airborne through the living room, landing inside the house and then stopping at the tree. Now homeowners are working on the aftermath.
"Get somebody to secure the house. Put some tarp or plywood, and next to stabilize the house," Kuncara Sukasari, the homeowner, said.
His wife was at the gym and his children were at school at the time of the incident.
2800 block of Stableview in Katy... Car drove into home. Live at 11 KPRC2 Rose-Ann Aragon More info: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/truck-leaves-hole-in-katy-home-after-crashing-through-itPosted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Thursday, September 26, 2019
Neighbors are helping the family clean up. Paula Sherman usually walks her dog around the area. She, on a whim, decided not to this morning.
"There's a piece of brick here. And if that tree wouldn't have been here, it would have taken out that house," Sherman said.
The driver has been identified as 29-year-old Celso Isaias Pu Ajucum. Pu Ajucum has been booked into the Fort Bend County Jail and charged with reckless driving and driving without a license.
Authorities said Pu Ajucum was the only person in the truck, and he allegedly tried to flee the scene. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
KPRC's Aaron Barker and Tulsi Kamath contributed to this report.