Stolen pickup truck hits home with 3 people inside

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 16-year-old was taken to a local hospital for evaluation after the stolen pickup truck he was driving hit a home in Madison.

Three people were inside the home Wednesday on Cheyenne Boulevard as the truck burst through a wall before coming to a stop inside around 12:30 p.m.

Luckily, no one was injured after police say the teen lost control when he saw nearby officers.

The homeowner told News 2 he was inside with his step-son and brother at the time of the crash.

“I can’t describe the sound,” said David Claybrooks. “It was loud and thunder. All I hear was tires squeaking and a big ole bang.”

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

“I got up to see what it was and saw a truck sitting in the living room.”

He saw his step-son in another room and noticed he was okay, but Claybrooks couldn’t find his brother, who wasn’t making a sound.

Claybrooks later found him pinned beneath the truck and debris in the kitchen.

“I wanted to try and dig him out but couldn’t move the truck,” he told News 2.

Ronald Threalkill, 33, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where police say his medical condition worsened after he was transported to a hospital.

Claybrooks just purchased the home in November and makes his first mortgage payment this month. He said much of the house is totaled, but he knows material things can be replaced but lives cannot.

According to police, the truck was reported stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex. Officers investigating the theft recognized the pickup truck and saw a teen get inside and drive off.

Authorities say they did did not pursue the truck but later saw the teen running on foot.

As they pursued him, they noticed the truck inside the home. The 16-year-old will be taken to juvenile detention upon his release from a hospital where he is being treated for non-critical injuries.

Metro police say the teen is under investigation for a home burglary in Sylvia Drive where the truck and some firearms were stolen.

One stolen rifle from the Sylvia Drive burglary was recovered from the pickup truck. Another was found during a follow up investigation at the 16-year-old’s residence.