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Police: 36-year-old New Berlin man dead after car crashes into church

Police: 36-year-old New Berlin man dead after car crashes into church

Updated: 1:30 p.m. June 12, 2019

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Members of a New Berlin church are still reeling after a car slammed into their place of worship. 

Police say a 36-year-old man veered off the road on National and his car traveled more than a football field before slamming into the church. Air conditioner units were smashed and the impact of the crash shifted the facade of the church. 

The driver had to be cut out of the car and life-saving measures were performed. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The church's pastor says the church can be fixed and they are praying for the man's family. 

"You know to see somebody like that and to see things taking place where they are trying to revive somebody and then to hear later on when they got them to the hospital at Froedert he didn't make it. That's the whole tragedy of this that somebody lost their life and there's a family or family members that lost somebody. As far as a congregation is concerned, that's what we really focus on," said Pastor David Meyer with Living Word Apostolic Church. 

Police are still working to learn what led up to the crash and the cause of death of the man. No one else was injured. 

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Posted: 8:11 p.m. June 11, 2019 

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 36-year-old New Berlin man is dead after a single-vehicle crash.

New Berlin police were called to the Living Word Apostolic Church, located at 21401 W. National Avenue after a witness reported seeing a car drive into the side of the building.

It happened around 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and life-saving measures were performed.

The driver was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of the accident and the cause of death are still under investigation.

There were no other injuries to pedestrians or bystanders suffered during the accident, however, there was significant damage done to
Living Word Apostolic Church.

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