Feed truck crashes into church

EAST EARL, Pa. (WHTM) – A feed truck crashed into a Lancaster County church on Monday.

According to emergency responders, the truck hit gymnasium of the Bethany Grace Fellowship Church, which is in East Earl Township, around 10 a.m.

Grace Weaver told ABC27 News that she heard an initial crash and then saw the truck hit the church.

“The truck was still going and he managed to miss the pole, the sign, and then he hit the church,” Weaver recalled.

Police said the driver of the truck was heading south on Reading Road and collided with an SUV at a nearby intersection and then went into the church.

Weaver said she alerted people nearby to help the driver.

“His face came out of the window and it had a lot of blood on it,” she said. “He said ‘I just bumped my head’.”

Police said the truck driver and two people in the SUV were taken to the hospital.

No one inside the church was hurt.

Adam Nagle, who is the lead pastor at the church, said the gymnasium is usually busy. However, he said it’s fortunate it was empty on Monday.

“My first thought was I’m glad it wasn’t (Tuesday),” Nagle said. “We have a women’s workout class that meets in that very room and when I got inside and looked at the damage there would have been significant human loss if that class were happening.”

The church’s gymnasium will have to be boarded up until the damage is cleaned up.

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