Car Hits Church Building, Destroys Trees

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ROCKFORD, IL (November 9, 2009) – A driver lost control of a vehicle early Sunday morning, smashing a cement bench located at a bus stop and crashing through the yard of Bethesda Covenant Church around 2:30 a.m.

Pieces of the bench were scattered across the churchyard. The vehicle also took out two trees and struck the church building, breaking a window. The vehicle caught fire, but no other damage was reported.

Police believe the driver may have fled the scene in a second vehicle – investigators are looking into the possibility that the two vehicles may have been racing at the time of the accident. The search for a suspect continues.

Teenagers in the church youth group later found a loaded 9 mm pistol in the yard, according to a church member.

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