Truck crashes into Michigan house, killing woman asleep on couch; Driver fled

One person dead after truck crashes into house in Saginaw. (NBC25/Saginaw Police)

SAGINAW, Mich. – A pickup truck crashed into a Saginaw home early Thursday, killing a woman sleeping inside on a couch, police said.

The driver of the truck fled the scene, police said.

Officers found a Chevrolet Silverado pickup had crashed sideways into the single-story house around 2:40 a.m., Saginaw Police Detective Sgt. Matthew Gerow said.

Firefighters located a 65-year-old female resident of the house deceased under the truck. She apparently had been sleeping on her couch when the truck crashed into her home, Gerow said.

Her name was not immediately released.

Two other adults and at least two children also were in the house at the time, Gerow said.

The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot before officers arrived, The Saginaw News reported. Officers located a passenger who had been in the truck.

The crash severed a natural gas line, prompting Consumers Energy personnel to respond to the scene, Gerow said.