SUV hits historic Old Town building
The Mary Shepherd House took superficial damage from a careening SUV Wednesday afternoon. - Photo by Mark Grandstaff
A collision on South Fifth and East Lee Streets sent a sport utility vehicle spinning into one of Warrenton's historic buildings.
A white van drove north on South Fifth Street, crashing into the side of a white SUV going west on East Lee Street at about 2:30 p.m., said Warrenton Police Chief Louis Battle. The impact sent the SUV reeling through a white fence and into the corner of the Mary Shepherd House at 100 East Lee Street, an 1850s-era building now divided into apartments.
Warrenton firefighters called for a building inspector to assess the damage to the building. The damage was not severe enough to condemn the structure, said Warrenton Volunteer Chief Sam Myers. Three children were in the SUV, and an ambulance checked them for injuries, Myers said, but all the vehicle's occupants were able to exit the vehicle and walk around.
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