Family returns home after truck crashes through garage

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TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV) -- A pickup truck crashed into the roof and garage of a Beloit condo Saturday afternoon. The family that lives in the condo returned home on Monday.

The call came in at about 4:26 p.m., for the incident in the 2900 block of Park Avenue. The couple that lives there told NBC15 crews they didn't want to speak on camera, but told them they were home with the freak incident happened. The husband was in the garage when the truck came through the roof, while his wife was in the kitchen.

Town of Beloit Police say the 911 caller gave exceptional details in a calm manner during the initial call. Police say those details made a huge difference in their response because they could start to pin point what they had to do at the scene faster.

Police identified the driver as 37-year-old Pieter Bruner as the driver of the truck. According to Town of Beloit Police Chief Ronald Northrop, Bruner was traveling at a high speed when his truck left the roadway into an empty water retention area. The car became airborne, traveling about 20 yards before crashing into the roof. They do not have an official speed Bruner was driving. The road he was traveling on is a 30 MPH speed limit.

Bruner was arrested for third offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and reckless driving.

The Town of Beloit Fire Department and Town of Beloit Fire Department were on scene for more than two hours as the truck was being removed from the house.

The garage area of the condo is extensively damaged. Right now, authorities still have not made a estimate for all the damage. The homeowners told NBC15 their convertible was greatly damaged and they are guessing the costs to repair everything in total will range around $50,000.

The City of Beloit Fire Department sent a squad and an ambulance to assist with the incident. The City of Beloit Police Department also provided mutual aid to the incident. Dewey’s Towing and Recovery removed the vehicle from the house.