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Pickup hits two vehicles, building in downtown Grand Forks

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A pickup truck shows significant damage after crashing into a building at 315 First Ave. N. late Tuesday night in downtown Grand Forks. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald2 / 2

At least one person was sent to the hospital after a pickup hit two vehicles before crashing into a law office building in downtown Grand Forks.

Multiple emergency agencies responded about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, to a crash at 315 First Ave. N. That's where they found a pickup that collided into the corner of the Olson, Juntunen & Sandberg law office.

Officers were investigating how the crash unfolded, but witnesses said the pickup rear-ended a vehicle parked in the zero block of North Third Street. They also said the pickup turned onto First Avenue North, hit a parked vehicle in the 300 block of that street and then hit the law office building.

At least one person was taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital with unknown injuries. The crash remains under investigation, and police could not comment on the incident.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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