The driver ran but was captured nearby, police said. His identity and the charges against him have not been released.
A woman was inside the motel room where the truck hit, but she was able to escape by climbing out of a back window, Channel 2 Action News reported.
“I just started crying and screaming,” the woman, Lashonda Allen, told the news station. “I was just praying to God the semi-truck didn’t catch on fire.”
Crews are checking the structural integrity of the building and investigating what sparked the crash.
By noon, the truck had been removed, and a gaping hole remained in the brick building.
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The man was arrested in a plot to blow up the White House