Truck slams into east Des Moines business

(Des Moines, Iowa)  A pick-up truck slammed into a building on Des Moines' east side late this (Friday) morning, resulting in two people being taken to the hospital.

Des Moines Fire District Chief Steve Brown says the driver of a black Chevy pick-up was westbound on Guthrie Avenue, when the truck drove across eastbound traffic, jumped a curb, traveled through snow and slammed into the Peerless Supply Company, damaging exterior siding and drywall inside.   

Brown says the truck then ricocheted off the building, when back across eastbound and westbound traffic on Guthrie and ended up in a parking lot just north of Guthrie.

EMTs took one employee of Peerless Supply to a local hospital with what's described as non-life threatening injuries.  A second employee refused transport to the hospital.    The driver of the truck was also taken to a local hospital with injuries.   

Officials say the two people transported were both alert and conscious. 

Des Moines Police are investigating the crash, no names have been released.



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