Driver Dies After Truck Crashes Into Miami Home

The incident happened around 5 a.m. in the 1700 block of Northwest 53rd Street.

By Claudia DoCampo
|  Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 12:36 PM EDT
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A driver of a truck died after he drove into a Miami home. Police spokesman Rene Pimentel and resident Sheilet Green comment.

A driver of a truck died after he drove into a Miami home. Police spokesman Rene Pimentel and resident Sheilet Green comment.

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A driver died after he crashed his truck into a home in Miami Tuesday morning, officials said.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. in the 1700 block of Northwest 53rd Street.

Miami Police said the driver may have had a medical condition that caused him to drive into the home, causing major structural damage.

The truck had just been loaded and the driver was turning it around when it suddenly crashed through a fence and into the home, police said.

"Shortly after he loaded up his truck and was about to leave the establishment, he attempted to make a u-turn and he may have had a heart attack," Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimentel said.

The driver, identified as 45-year-old Julio Gomez, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died, police said.

Residents of the home said they were sleeping when the truck came crashing in.

"For this truck to be in our house, to wake up, it's tragic," Sheilet Green said.

No one inside the home was injured but the house suffered major structural damage and the family will be displaced, police said.

The incident is still being investigated.

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