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Car slams into Salvation Army building

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

A car slammed into the Salvation Army building on Columbus Avenue early Friday morning after the driver experienced a medical problem, police said.

Judy Matthews, 65, was taken by ambulance to Firelands Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police said Matthews was driving a Dodge Intrepid west on Woodlawn Avenue when at about 12:15 a.m. the vehicle ran the stop sign at Columbus Avenue. The car crossed Columbus Avenue and then tore through a brick wall in front of the Salvation Army building. The vehicle traveled a few feet more before slamming into the side of the building and coming to rest.

Police said Matthews lives on Woodlawn Avenue, and she may have been experiencing low blood-sugar levels immediately before the crash.

Witnesses said Matthews was conscious after the wreck, but she seemed disoriented.

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