Garbage truck crashes into Tully home

A garbage truck crashed into a home in the village of Tully Tuesday morning (All photos courtesy of Onondaga County Sheriff's Office)

TULLY, N.Y. — A house in Tully sustained significant damage after a garbage truck crashed into the side of the home Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies from Onondaga County responded to the intersection of Route 80 and Strong Road in the village of Tully after receiving a report of a rubbish removal truck that struck a house.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Kyle Freeman, of Syracuse, was traveling north on Strong Road when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Route 80, the sheriff's office said. Freeman later told deputies that the brakes on the truck failed as he was traveling downhill on Strong Road.

The impact from the collision caused significant damage to the house. A few hours passed before crews were able to remove the truck from the home, deputies said.

Freeman sustained a minor leg injury and was treated at the scene. The homeowner, who was inside the house at the time of the crash, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.