Truck hauling sewage crashes into western NY home

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Posted: Aug 26, 2011 9:14 AM
Truck hauling sewage crashes into western NY home

Police say they're trying to determine what caused a septic tanker truck to crash off a western New York road and slam through the wall of a home before coming to rest in the living room.

The Orleans County Sheriff's Department says the homeowners weren't home when the truck driven by 35-year-old Russell Calkins of Albion crashed Thursday morning in Gaines, a rural town 30 miles west of Rochester.

Deputies say the truck crashed through a garage attached to the ranch home and ended up in the living room.

Calkins was transported to a Rochester hospital for treatment.

Police say the truck was carrying 200 gallons of fresh water and a separate load of 300 gallons of waste product, which didn't leak.