The driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin this morning for injuries sustained when his vehicle left the road and ran through a privacy fence and ended up crashing into the back of a house in the Prairie on the Creek subdivision around 10:30 a.m.
Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said Sauceda was released from the hospital later this afternoon. The driver was later identified as Christian Sauceda, 20.
It was not immediately clear whether he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash or how he ended up leaving the road. Initial police reports said the driver had a seizure prior to the crash; investigators are working to determine whether the driver was on prescription medication, or possibly under the influence of alcohol or another substance. Police are unable to confirm whether Sauceda has insurance on his vehicle.
Shalonda Trevino, who owns the home at 105 Meadowlark Lane with her husband Noe, was upstairs with her daughters, Victoria, 10, and Savannah, 9. Trevino home schools her girls, who were calm but said the crash was scary.
“All I heard was there was just this noise and we thought there was an earthquake,” Victoria said. “We were upstairs doing school and we hear this noise. My mom was hollering at me, ‘get the phone, get the phone’ and so I got the phone. And then I went downstairs and there was this huge truck in there. I heard glass breaking. I almost thought it was an earthquake because it was real loud.”
“I thought somebody was coming in our house to rob us,” Savannah said.
Trevino said she and the girls are fine, just a little shaken.
Additional details are not being released, pending the investigation.
This story updates an earlier version that did not identify the driver’s name. This version also corrects the earlier posting that said the driver was taken to Seton Medical Center Hays.