KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people were injured after a truck crashed into a sedan then ran into a building just after midnight Tuesday morning.
According to police, a red Chevrolet Silverado was speeding south on Troost Avenue and crossed into the northbound lanes when it struck a white Nissan Altima head-on.
The Silverado then continued southeast down the embankment and crashed into the Freedom Fire Ministries building at 1111 E. 85th St.
Both the driver and passenger in the Altima were sent to the hospital in critical condition. The Chevy driver was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police continue to investigate for impairment.
The building is used on a daily basis for youth and adult ministries.
“We have youth from the neighborhood here almost every, every day. We have a church service that meets here on Sundays,” said Bruce McGregor, president of Freedom Fire Ministries said.
The leaders at Freedom Fire Ministries said the news of a truck into their building was shocking, but they’re glad no one was hurt.
“There was no one in the building, and we are thankful that no one was in the building because this would have been tragic, because we’ve made right here this is our sanctuary,” Pastor Melvin Cole said.
Leaders are calling this damage a set back, but they have a plan in place to continue their programs.
We had a cover put over our basketball court in the back. So what we’ll do is we’ll just set up this Sunday for our gathering back behind the building,” Cole said. “And we’ll go on with our worship service, just have a great time worshiping God and thanking God.”
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