‘A semi just went through my house”: 911 calls reveal moments after New Year’s Eve crash


The semi-truck crashed into an East Valley dwelling with 10 folks inside. One not too long ago engaged man died from his accidents.

MESA, Ariz. — Todd Welliver was speculated to get married. 

The 50-year-old was spending New Years Eve with buddies and fiancee, Ginger McDonald, when a semi-truck tore through an east Mesa dwelling. 

“In the blink of an eye, he was gone,” McDonald mentioned.

“911, please a semi just went through my house. I don’t know if somebody is hurt,” was what the caller mentioned on the evening of the accident, as she looked for different survivors of the crash. 

A girl might be heard asking the place her infants had been and the place Todd was amidst the confusion and chaos. 

911 calls and an investigative report obtained by 12 News shed extra gentle on what occurred. 

The driver, Daniel Toban, was coming from California and driving a Volvo semi truck to Houston. Witnesses and 911 calls reported seeing the truck sway dangerously between lanes. 

The investigation discovered the semi-truck was going east on U.S. 60 and was exiting at Crimson when it did not cease. It continued east through the intersection and into the house, officers mentioned. 

“A semi truck just went through someone’s house.” A 911 caller instructed dispatch. 

The folks in the home feverishly looked for one another to ensure they had been alright. The name captured the second they discovered Todd Welliver

“Todd is over here. Are you okay? Don’t move, don’t move, don’t move,” The caller pleads. “He can’t breathe. He can’t breathe. Please talk to me.”

Welliver would die from his accidents at a close-by hospital. 

 “He was an awesome guy, he touched everybody, he was so laid back and easy-going. He’d do anything for anybody,” Charlette Smith mentioned. 

But how did the crash come to a tragic finish? 

The police report of the accident says that Toban probably had a medical emergency, inflicting his lack of management. There have been no arrests. 

According to the report, Toban mentioned he has Type 2 diabetes. After the accident, Toban grew to become unresponsive as police questioned him. A blood sugar check revealed Toban’s blood sugar was at a degree of 60, which generally is a concerning level. The report indicated Toban was pale and had tremors. 

Police said there have been no indicators of alcohol impairment.