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Car crashes into U.S. 2 building


Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

A CLOVERLAND Drive business, Ready Money, was damaged when a car crashed into the building Thursday evening. Russell Mieloszyk looks at the damage.

IRONWOOD - The manager of the Ready Money store on Cloverland Drive was not injured when a car crashed through the front of the building around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Christina Youngberg said the noise was similar to a bomb exploding when the vehicle crashed into the building. She was sitting behind her desk in the store when she heard the crash.

A young worker at the adjacent Little Caesar's Pizza said he was still shaken a half hour after the accident.

Bystanders said a woman was driving the car. The Ironwood Public Safety Department and Beacon Ambulance responded, but it was not immediately known if the woman was injured.

With the bricks pushed back a few feet, the Ready Money store was closed, but pizzas were still being prepared next door.

Youngberg said some workers from a U.S. 2 reconstruction crew said they would help her place barriers around the damaged building later in the evening.

Youngberg said for as much damage as the store building received, "The car was not damaged that bad."

The IPSD set up horses near the building.


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