Van crashes into Phoenix home, driver arrested

PHOENIX - A Phoenix family received a very early wakeup call on Tuesday when a van crashed into their home.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. near 14th Street and Northern Avenue.

According to officials, a van went through a fence before hitting the home.

Michael Gutierrez didn't hear it, but his mom says that when a van crashed into their home it sounded like an explosion.

"I started yelling at the guy to get out of the van, he just said sorry," said Gutierrez.

Police say the man was driving south on 14th Street when for some reason he swerved across the road, crashed through a fence, and into the Gutierrez's home.

"He (the driver) was freaking out saying he didn't want to kill no one. He thought he had killed someone and that the police were trying to get a hold of him," said Guiterrez.

Gutierrez says his family escaped unharmed because they were in the Southeast portion of the home and the crash happened in the Northwest corner.

The driver was driving a company vehicle owned by Stonehenge Designs.

The 40-year-old driver was arrested. Officials said he could be facing DUI and endangerment charges.

No other details were released.

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