Lebanon man crashes into house on Spicer

A car crashed into a house in the 3400 block of Spicer Drive, east of Albany, on Sept. 17.

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call at 12:28 p.m.

Raymond William Huffman, 53, of Lebanon told deputies he was on his way home from 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.


The investigation revealed that Huffman was driving a 1999 black Chevrolet Camaro eastbound on Spicer Drive, traveling at approximately 45 MPH, when he 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.

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.