Driver cited after crashing into home in Port Charlotte

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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. - The driver of the truck that crashed into an unoccupied house has been cited for careless driving.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies who investigated the crash cited 26-year-old James R. Brown with careless driving after the white Ford pickup truck he was driving crashed through the side of a house at the corner of Gibraltar Drive and Easy Street on Monday.

Brown told deputies that he apparently had blacked out as he was driving along Gibraltar. His truck swerved off the road, went through the lawn of a house at one corner of Gibraltar and Easy, hit a red Chevrolet that was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection and continued on to hit the side of the house at the other corner.

Brown’s truck embedded the entire hood area into the side of the house which was unoccupied at the time. Both the driver of the Chevrolet and Brown’s passenger were transported to local hospitals.