NASHVILLE (WSMV) - A man was killed when a semi truck crashed into his home on Cherokee Avenue in East Nashville on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the victim was identified as 46-year-old David Davis.

Investigators said the truck belonging to Jarrett Construction was being used to load paving equipment when it lost control up the street.

Truck crashes into house - 10/25/18

A truck crashed into a home at Cherokee Avenue in East Nashville on Thursday. (WSMV)

Employees told police they were loading a large paver onto the tractor-trailer when the semi began rolling toward the house.

Davis was sitting on his porch when the truck crashed into the home at 4:15 p.m. His wife and two grandchildren were inside the home but were not injured. Davis' wife said he was on the phone prior to the crash.

The East Precinct of the Metro Nashville Police Department is handling the investigation, along with help from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to U.S. Department of Transportation records, this vehicle belonging to Jarrett Builders Inc. has not been involved in any crashes within the past two years.

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