A utility trailer may have saved the life of a teen sleeping in a West Entiat Street home early Wednesday.
Eduardo Torres, 17, was asleep in his bedroom when he woke up to find the wall partially collapsed.
"I was trying to figure out what was going on," he said. "I couldn't find an escape. The windows were all broken ... My door was stuck."
Torres didn't know a GMC Sierra pickup had slammed into a utility trailer parked outside the house in the 500 block.
The driver, Alejandro Urbina, 28, was drunk and running from police, officers say.
A woman living several blocks away 1200 block of West Entiat Street called 911 shortly before 4 a.m. to report that Urbina, her child's father, was causing a problem, said Kennewick Sgt. Chris Littrell.
As officers pulled up, Urbina drove off in a pickup. He got away before officers could turn around and chase him.
However, he lost control and crashed through a fence and into the trailer outside Eduardo's room.
Officers found Urbina about 4:15 a.m. near Clover Island Drive along the walking trail.
He was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run, reckless driving and domestic violence assault.
Investigators said they think the utility trailer that Eduardo's uncle uses for work likely prevented worse damage.
Right now it's serving another purpose — keeping the roof from collapsing.
Eduardo said the home belongs to his grandfather and six people live there.
"Right now we're trying to figure out what to do and the stuff with the insurance," he said.