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Car crashes into church and sparks fire

October 3, 2009 12:39:22 AM PDT
A speeding car slammed into a church in Riverside Friday night, setting that church on fire. The church also has a residential unit where the pastor and his wife were trapped for a time.

The pastor refused treatment but his wife is being treated for smoke inhalation.

The car slammed into the church's natural gas line, shearing it off, sparking a fire and making the flames hard to extinguish.

California Highway Patrol officers took the car's driver into custody.

Both the driver and an injured passenger were transported to a local hospital for their injuries.

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