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Main Street car crash causes partial building collapse

Car crash causes partial building collapse
Posted at 9:22 AM, Jul 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-25 16:15:44-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — A car crash in the 1200 block of Main Street late Sunday night left two people with injuries and caused a partial building collapse.

Around 10:45 p.m. Sunday officers got reports of a minivan crashing into the Main Street Commons building.

The driver, 29-year-old Green Bay woman Merissa Reed, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and taken into custody, along with the passenger of the minivan, a 27-year-old Oneida man.

Reed was charged by the Brown County District Attorney's Office on July 25 with reckless driving causing great bodily harm, bail jumping and knowingly operating a motor vehicle while suspended, causing great bodily harm.

NBC 26 spoke to the property owner at the scene. He told us the minivan driver hit a structural support beam, which caused the building to partially collapse.

Witnesses told authorities the person was driving recklessly.

Green Bay Police are asking drivers to continue avoiding the area, suggesting they take University Avenue, E. Walnut Street, and E. Mason Street in the meantime.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to the crash is encouraged to contact Green Bay Police at 920-448-3200 and reference case #23-240142.