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Van crashes into West Fargo home

The West Fargo Police Department was called to the Frederick "Butch" Fuss home at 321 5th Ave. W., Sunday evening at about 7:45 p.m. after receiving a report of a van running into the home. When officers arrived, they found a 15-year old driver slightly injured, major structural and utility damage to the house, but nobody inside the house was injured.

The van had been traveling south on Morrison Street when the driver became distracted, drifting into the oncoming lane and eventually leaving the roadway. According to the driver, when he left the roadway, he inadvertently pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake. The van drove over some yards and a couple of street signs before striking the house.

Speed may have been a factor leading up to the accident. The driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. According to the press release, charges could be issued at a later time.