Driver transported to hospital after car strikes tree

Kirksville emergency crews rushed to a report of a car into a house just before 6:30 Thursday evening.

The house is located at the intersection of new and burton streets.

It turns out the car didn't hit the home. Police say the driver of a gold Ford Taurus lost control of the vehicle and ended up striking a tree before coming to a stop in the home's back yard.

The driver was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The name of the driver has yet to be released.

Kirksville police are still looking into what caused the accident.