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2 critically hurt after truck strikes mall department store

Police were called to the East Hills Mall after a truck backed into the JC Penny store.

Posted: Sep 18, 2021 2:38 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2021 11:00 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Two people were critically injured after a truck hit a section of the East Hills Mall late Friday night. 

Police responded to the scene just before 11:00 p.m., they said a Chevy Silverado somehow backed into the building at or near the JCPenny department store, striking a pedestrian.

The pedestrian along with another occupant of the truck were taken to the hospital with critical injuries. 

Police continue to investigate what led up to the crash.

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