Garbage truck crashes into Orlando home

Vehicle veered off road as driver Andrew Modeste tried to close door, FHP says

Published On: Mar 07 2013 09:55:23 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 07 2013 10:42:01 AM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A garbage truck crashed into an Orlando home Thursday morning after the driver veered off the roadway while trying to close his door, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Although residents were home, no one was injured in the crash, which occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Fern Creek Avenue near Lake Margaret Drive.

FHP said Andrew Modeste, 39, of Orlando, drove off the road as he tried to close his door.

The truck crashed through a fence and struck a home at 3401 Fern Creek Avenue, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending against Modeste, FHP said.