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Driver seriously injured, crash leads to building collapse in Kennett, Mo.

Published: Jan. 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2020 at 12:01 PM CST
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KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - Roads are closed in the area after a crash and building collapse in Kennett, Missouri.

As of 10:57 a.m., Fire Chief Paul Spain said a portion of First Street is down to one lane and South Anthony Street to Second Street remains closed

Kennett Fire crews were called to the crash just before midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Dispatched to a MVC before midnight. One occupant required extrication. No other person was harmed. Want to thank KPD,...

Posted by Kennett Fire Department on Thursday, January 23, 2020

They said the driver had to be removed from the vehicle.

The extrication process posed a danger to fire officials due to a metal beam that fell onto the driver, according to Spain.

The driver was taken from the scene with serious injuries.

No one else was injured.

The building space was being used by both a church and a loan business.

Insurance agents were on the scene on Wednesday to evaluate the building.

Spain said they do not know if the building will be torn down or repaired at this time.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

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