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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - State troopers have identified the man whose pickup truck slammed into a home early Wednesday.

35-year-old Layne Shumaker of Girard remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shumaker was driving the truck that veered off the road, striking several mailboxes, fire hydrants, and a stop sign before crashing into a home at about 1 a.m.

91 year-old Jean Collins was in the home at the time of the incident but slept through the crash. She was not injured.

"I didn't really know what happened, I was asleep in the other end of the house and I didn't even hear it," said Collins. "My neighbor called and told me 'you got a truck in your house.'"

The trucks point of impact was underneath Collin's deck. It missed the main part of the house, but knocked down a support wall made of brick.

"It was scary but I don't frighten easily," said Collins.

Debris from the accident was found throughout the area. Even the license plate and keys to truck were left behind.

According to state troopers, the driver was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

"I just hope that he makes it alright, that he's okay," said Collins. "As much as I hate what he did, I wouldn't wish that on him."

 

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