Man, 73, crashes pickup into OR post office
Thursday, September 8, 2011
GILCHRIST, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say a 73-year-old man crashed his pickup truck into the Post Office in the small central Oregon town of Gilchrist but no one was injured.
Lt. Gregg Hastings says Larry Whiteley was driving to get his mail Thursday afternoon when he hit the building, damaging the front exterior and interior walls.
A postal employee inside the mail room told a trooper the impact sounded like a bomb.
State Police are investigating.