Minivan Crashes Into Church After Funeral

A minivan crashed into the side of a church in New Britain as people were gathering after a funeral around 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

The pastor of Iglesia Bautista La Hermosa, at 456 East Street, said the driver did not realize the van was in drive and crashed, hitting a gas line and the building.

More than 30 people were at the church after the funeral and had to evacuate.

A mother and young child were in the van. The child was shaken up, but no one was injured.

Connecticut Natural Gas, firefighters and police are at the scene.

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