South Carolina

South Carolina father of 5 dies when car plows into his house

A truck crashed into the side of an Anderson County home in South Carolina Thursday night. (FOX Carolina)

A truck crashed into the side of an Anderson County home in South Carolina Thursday night. (FOX Carolina)

Authorities in South Carolina say a father of five has been killed after a driver plowed into the bedroom of his home.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tells local news outlets the man and one of his teenage children were asleep in a bedroom at around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller says 19-year-old Austin Burdette's SUV went off the road and hit a sign, a hydrant and went up an embankment before hitting the home.

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Authorities say the man's wife was at work when the crash happened. Four other children in the home weren't injured.

The man's name hasn't been released.

Burdette has been charged with felony DUI, and it wasn't known if he had an attorney.