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Vehicle crashes into the Monroe County food bank



Bloomington, Indiana – According to authorities, a pickup truck traveling on Interstate 69 on Sunday went off the road, skidded down a hill, and collided with a food bank in Bloomington.

Regarding the collision, the Monroe Fire Protection District posted on Sunday.

During Sunday afternoon, crews were first sent to a facility on West Industrial Park Drive to look into a fire alarm issue. That is close to the West Vernal Pike on Bloomington’s northwest side.

Callers claimed to have seen the pickup drive off the southbound lanes of the highway and strike the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, according to firefighters. The food bank’s director, Julio Alonso, stated in a statement that the driver passed out while operating the vehicle.

It was also revealed to firefighters that the fire alarm was triggered by the truck’s impact on the structure.

First responders discovered the truck’s occupants sitting outside the structure. None of the two individuals reported being hurt.

“We’re still assessing the losses, but they may include some food drive and supplies,” Alonso said. “Many of the 60,000 postcards we’ve prepared for next month’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive were destroyed but we’re salvaging what we can.”

A man is saved from a flaming car in a dramatic event seen by a dashcam.

Information regarding the entire amount of damage to the food bank was not provided by officials.



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