October 22 2017
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today, at 12:28 p.m. deputies responded to the 3400 block of Spicer Drive, east of Albany, for a report of a car that crashed into a house.
The investigation revealed a 1999 black Chevrolet Camaro was eastbound on Spicer Drive, traveling at approximately 45 MPH, when it failed to negotiate a corner. The vehicle left the road, crashed through a chain link fence and struck the side of a house, before coming to a stop.
The operator, identified as Raymond William Huffman, 53, of Lebanon, told deputies he was on his way home after work when he nodded off. Huffman drove off the road, crossing the intersection at Redwood Street, through a ditch, and then into the side of the house. Huffman was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Albany Fire Department Paramedics treated Williams for minor injuries at the scene. Although the residence was occupied at the time of the crash, no one was injured. The residence sustained a cracked foundation and damage to the siding.
Huffman was wearing his seat belt and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. Huffman was issued citations for Driving While Suspended-violation, No Insurance and Careless Driving.