UPDATE: One Man Dead After Crashing Into School Building
01/10/2013 - 11:45 AM
The man has been identified as 65-year-old George Edward Banks of St. Cloud.
On Friday afternoon, the St. Cloud Police and Fire Department were called to a vehicle crash at the St. Katherine Drexel School.
Through investigation, officer’s learned that a vehicle traveling south on Wilson Avenue Southeast, left the road, drove one block and then struck the Northwest corner of the school. There were four adults in the room at the time of the crash and none received injuries.
The wall of the school received enough damage to cause concern for the structural security of the building, and all staff and students were evacuated. The driver of the vehicle was found unconscious behind the wheel.
Officers, fire fighters and Goldcross paramedics performed lifesaving efforts at the scene, and the driver was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency where he was later pronounced deceased.
The cause of death is unknown, however it is believed the driver had a medical episode prior to the crash.
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