A New Hampshire man has been summonsed in York County for leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly crashed his truck Saturday night into the first floor of an elderly woman’s home in Acton.

Police spent Sunday morning searching for a dual-wheeled, 1-ton pickup truck that nearly crashed through the woman’s home near the intersection of Acton Ridge and Mann roads about 11 p.m. Saturday. The woman was not injured, but was trapped inside the damaged home.

At the scene, a York County sheriff’s sergeant, aided by a Newfield firefighter, noticed that the truck made an impression in the asphalt as it left the area of the wreck. Police followed the trail to a wooded area in Wakefield, New Hampshire. Parked there was a white dump truck with front-end damage that matched the description of the truck in the crash.

Police contacted the truck’s owner, Aaron Lizotte, 46, of Northwood, New Hampshire, who eventually admitted that he was driving at the time of the wreck, and that he fled the scene without reporting the accident.

He is due in court Oct. 25, according to York County Sheriff William L. King Jr.

Witnesses said the driver appeared to be traveling too fast and could not negotiate a curve on Acton Ridge Road. The truck left the road, crossed a lawn and crashed into the house, where the woman was asleep upstairs.

Acton and Newfield Fire and Rescue safely removed the woman, who was trapped on the second floor because the crash destroyed the stairs and created too much debris for her to get out by herself, police said.

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