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Man huffing compressed gas crashes into Lincoln home, destroys porch, police say
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Man huffing compressed gas crashes into Lincoln home, destroys porch, police say

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Porch crash

The home near 20th and A streets, where a motorist who had been huffing compressed gas crashed through the front porch, causing it to collapse, according to authorities. 

A 20-year-old man who had been driving along A Street in Lincoln crashed into a home near 20th Street on Sunday.

The man, ticketed on suspicion of driving under the influence and willful reckless driving, had been huffing compressed gas in the moments leading up to the crash that destroyed the front porch of a house, according to Lincoln police. 

Lincoln Fire and Rescue Capt. Nancy Crist said no one was injured in the crash, which occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

The man extricated himself from the white 2005 Ford Crown Victoria.

It's unclear how much it will cost to repair the damaged porch. 

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Lincoln police officers provided medical assistance until Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews responded and transported the man to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to LPD. 

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