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Tractor-trailer crashes through wall of Minnesota elementary school


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A tractor-trailer is embedded in the side of Lyle Public School Tuesday morning after it veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of the elementary school in Lyle, Minnesota. (Associated Press: ERIC JOHNSON/The Daily Herald)
A tractor-trailer is embedded in the side of Lyle Public School Tuesday morning after it veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of the elementary school in Lyle, Minnesota. (Associated Press: ERIC JOHNSON/The Daily Herald)

LYLE, Minn. — A tractor-trailer veered off a highway and crashed through the wall of an elementary school in southern Minnesota, injuring four people including two children in a classroom.

School officials in Lyle, next to the Iowa border, say the semi rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 218 about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, then careened off the highway and crashed into the school with its cab landing inside the walls.

The highway is about 100 yards from the school.

Two students, along with the driver and a child passenger in the vehicle hit by the semi were injured. There has been no information released on the conditions of the injured.

All students were evacuated to Our Saviors Lutheran Church across the street.

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