Danville woman charged after crashing into church

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DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - A Danville woman is recovering after crashing her car into a church Monday morning.

At about 8:15 a.m., police say 52-year-old Janice Johnson lost control at the intersection of Third Avenue and N. Main Street, but police would not specify what they believe caused her to lose control.

She took out a brick support pillar at the Gospel of Prayer Mission of Jesus Christ God's Dwelling House Church and went down the embankment next to the building.

She was not seriously hurt, but was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

"We've pretty much wrapped it up, but I'm sure there'll be a couple of loose ends that the officers will have to tie together," Danville Police Department Lt. Mike Wallace explained. "As always, pay attention to the roadway. It's one thing to watch out for what you're doing, but watch out for what other people are doing as well."

Shortly after arriving on scene, fire fighters used a hammer, nails and some scrap lumber to build a makeshift support pillar to stabilize the building until city inspector arrived.

Johnson is charged with failing to maintain control of her vehicle.

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