Vehicle strikes downtown building

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


Three people were hospitalized after a vehicle reportedly ran into the U.S. Cellular building at 111 E. Washington St. in Washington Friday afternoon.

The Washington County call log reported the car ran into the building and had backed up while the caller was still speaking with dispatch. Officers and Washington County Ambulance responded. Debra Helmick of Washington was reportedly driving the vehicle. Two subjects were transported to Washington County Hospital and Clinics. Damage was reported over $1,500. Information was exchanged.