Driver crashes into church building, Michigan sheriff says


A woman intentionally entered the brick wall and classroom of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millington, Michigan on Sunday, the Tuscola Sheriff said.

Photo by Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office

A woman crashed her car into a church, forcing the building to close, according to authorities in Michigan.

The 56-year-old woman from Millington, Michigan “intentionally” went to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 14, the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Monday, August 15.

The woman crashed into a bush, then through a brick wall and into a church classroom, the sheriff said.

Rescuers took the woman to hospital, but no one else was injured, the statement said.

The church posted on Facebook that “due to structural damage, the building will be closed until further notice.”

Photos of the accident scene taken by Mid-Michigan Now on Monday showed sheets of plywood covering the hole, with cracks along the brick wall.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment.

Millington is about 75 miles northwest of Detroit.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers real-time news for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. Previously, she reported for Deseret News.

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