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Semi truck destroys house


--Eric Weitze photo

Occupants are fortunate to have been outside when a semi plowed into a house on the Doty ranch west of Colfax.

A semi truck went off Highway 26 last Wednesday morning, July 18, just west of Colfax at the Kevin Doty ranch, side-swiped a mobile home and plowed into the Craig McCully house which was destroyed. The semi also hit a pickup truck parked outside at the McCully place.

The mobile home sustained extensive damage and was knocked off its foundation.

Both the mobile home and the house are owned by Doty.

McCully was actually out of his house mowing the lawn and watched as the semi came straight off the highway at the curve and hit the two houses.

The 41-year-old driver of the semi and his wife...

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