Minivan crashes into a St. Charles urgent care clinic, killing one

2013-10-20T17:15:00Z 2013-10-22T10:46:08Z Minivan crashes into a St. Charles urgent care clinic, killing oneBy Denise Hollinshed dhollinshed@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8319 stltoday.com

ST. CHARLES • An elderly man was killed and his wife injured Sunday when their minivan was struck by a pickup, causing the couple’s vehicle to crash into an urgent care center.

St. Charles Fire Capt. Dan Casey said the elderly couple was in a gold Dodge Caravan pulling out of the entrance to the nearby Walmart store in the 2800 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The minivan was turning west on the street when it was struck on the driver’s side by a white Ford F-250 pickup at 12:53 p.m.

The impact caused the pickup to go off the roadway onto the grass near Interstate 70. The minivan went off the roadway and struck the Our Urgent Care clinic at 2893 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

The couple was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by the fire department. The driver, an 88-year-old man, and his 81-year-old wife, both from St. Charles, were taken to a hospital. He was pronounced dead, while she was treated for serious injuries. The driver of the pickup was treated at the scene.

No one inside the urgent care facility was injured, Casey said. The building sustained structural damage.

An Urgent Care spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment on the status of the clinic’s operations. The St. Charles Police Department is investigating the incident.

Denise Hollinshed is a crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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