Driver trapped inside semi for 45 minutes after crashing into house

A truck driver was trapped inside his cab for almost an hour after crashing through the front of a house off US Highway 41.

The accident occurred on November 12th, around 8 p.m., on US Highway 41 in Sullivan County, Indiana.

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Daryl Shorter was driving the semi truck on US 41, north of Washington Street, when he left the road for unknown reasons, plowed through a yard and into a nearby a house, coming to a stop inside the living room.

The force of the impact crushed the cab of the truck, trapping Shorter inside for 45 minutes until crews could extricate him from the vehicle.

Shorter and his passenger, 23-year-old Caleb Hancock, were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The occupants of the house, Bob and Julie Pierce, were not injured in the crash, reported WTHI TV.

Crews worked to clean up the scene until approximately 3 a.m. as investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash, which is not yet clear.

The truck was being leased to Bennett Frozen Freight and was hauling sweet potatoes.

Police say Shorter was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash.