An 18 wheeler that police say was driving too fast down East Houston Street slammed into a house on the city's east side this morning, injuring three people, 1200 WOAI news reports.

  Police say the big rig went out of control when an SUV pulled out in front of it in the 2300 block of East Houston about 1AM.

  The trucker slammed into the SUV, then skidded for more than 70 feet before slamming into the side of the house.

  Two elderly people who got a rude awakening when the truck slammed into their home were treated t the scene for minor injuries, as was the driver of the SUV.

  No word yet on possible charges.