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Logging Truck Crashes Into Church, School Academy In Alamance Co.

Emergency workers said at least one person was hurt after a log truck crashed into the church in Alamance County.

HAW RIVER, N.C. (WFMY) -- A log truck crashed into Lamb’s Chapel Church in Haw River.

The log truck crashed into the church Monday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m., according to emergency officials.

Police say the truck driver was approaching a stoplight fast and could not stop. He veered left, clipped a car, then another vehicle as well coming from a different direction, before crashing into the church.

The person who was in the car driving in the other direction was taken to Duke Medical. There are no details on their injuries.

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Police said the truck driver is okay.

They also said there was a separate crash involving two cars nearby, possibly onlookers looking at the crash. Police said one of the drivers in this separate crash was allegedly under the influence.

Church members said there was supposed to be an open house for parents tonight at the church for Grace Christian Academy - but it was canceled.

Pastor Phil Seay, the church's executive pastor, says a teacher was in the exact spot where the cab ended up just 15 minutes before the crash.

"That's the favor of the Lord. A lot of folks look at this and say that's terrible. What I see is a miracle happened because just a few minutes earlier and lives would have been taken, but God's hand and his favor was on it," Pastor Seay said.

Inspectors are on scene to determine the structural stability and safety of the building.

First day of school for students at GCA will go on as planned Wednesday in a different part of the building.

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