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Dump truck driver loses control, rolls backward through home

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HAWTHORNE -

Fire officials say the driver of a dump truck that rolled backward through a home in Hawthorne is lucky to be alive.

Hawthorne Fire Chief Joseph Speranza says if the house had not been there, the dump truck would have gone over a drop-off.

According to the Record, the house was severely damaged Monday morning after the driver lost control of the dump truck while loading gravel.

Homeowner Vincent Colonnelli says he was in the backyard when he heard the crash.

When he went out into the front yard, he saw the smoke and the dump truck.

No one was inside the home during the crash.

No injuries have been reported.

Hawthorne emergency services were on scene.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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