1 dead after pickup truck crashes into house, ignites it

CURTICE, OH (Toledo News Now) - Police say a pickup truck crashed into a house in Ottawa County lighting it on fire Monday afternoon.

The house is located near the intersection of state Route 579 Williston Road and Elliston-Trowbridge Road.

Police say around 2:30 p.m. Monday a pickup truck was involved in a crash with another vehicle and went off the road ending up in a house's basement. A fire started in the basement and continued all the way up to the attic.

Rescue crews quickly arrived and firefighters were able to put out the flames.

The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people in the second vehicle were taken to the hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

People inside the home were able to escape.

The house has suffered major damage.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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