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Crash stops short of building

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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Mobitess Jackson was driving west on U.S. 40 when her vehicle left the road and stuck a pole before crashing into Clifford and Gladys Gentry's truck that was parked at H & R Block on Tuesday. Inside, customers could hear the truck hit the building.

Gladys Gentry was inside H & R Block having her taxes prepared when someone asked, "Does anyone own a truck?"

H & R Block employee Cindy Beck was meeting with a client when she heard screeching and a loud noise right before she heard something hit the wall she was sitting next to.

Beck got up to look out of the window and saw that the driver of a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice owned by Marcus Davidson, had crashed into a 1996 Dodge RAM 1500 parked in the parking lot.

Mobitess Jackson was driving west on U.S. 40 when, for an undetermined reason, her vehicle left the road, hit a pole and continued into the H & R Block parking lot, coming to rest after hitting the parked truck.

Beck asked people in the business, "Does anyone own a truck?"

Gentry made her way to the exit to find that her truck had been hit.

The Dodge was pushed from its parking space into the H & R Block building. The building did not receive any noticeable structural damage.

Jackson was transported by Trans-Care to St. Vincent Clay Hospital with unknown injuries.

Because of the accident, the Chevrolet had a flat passenger front tire and was leaking oil and anti-freeze. The chemicals were later cleaned up by the Brazil City firemen Rob Lamb and Roy Kellar using an industrial waste absorbent.

Brazil City Police Department, Brazil City Fire Department and Trans-Care responded to the scene. The Chevrolet was towed-off and Gentry was able to drive away from the scene in the Dodge.

It was unknown as of press time if Jackson received any citations.

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