Box truck crashes into church in North St. Paul, no injuries reported

A semi-trailer truck is seen crashed into Christ Lutheran Church in North St. Paul on Nov. 6, 2019. Photo: KSTP
A semi-trailer truck is seen crashed into Christ Lutheran Church in North St. Paul on Nov. 6, 2019.

Updated: November 07, 2019 08:32 AM

A truck crashed into a North St. Paul church late Wednesday morning.

The North St. Paul Police Department reports the crash happened around 11:16 a.m. A landscape crew rented a Ryder truck to deliver holiday wreaths to the school inside Christ Lutheran Church. The church is located at 2475 17th Avenue E.


Police said the driver misjudged the portico height and ran the truck into the building by accident.

There were no reported injuries in the crash.

Lisa Gruenewald, principal at Richardson Elementary, sent the following email to all parents around 12:50 p.m.:

"I'm writing to let you know that a semi-trailer truck struck the Christ Lutheran Church building near our school recently, and Richardson is currently being used as an evacuation site for the students and staff from Christ Lutheran School. Everyone in our building is safe, and we are continuing classes as normal while the other students and staff are in our building."

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