Beer Truck Crash at Mormon Church

A semi-trailer crash scattered cans of a brew banned by the faith.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) β€” Cans of beer litter the parking lot of a church of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a Salt Lake City suburb after a semi-trailer crashed that was carrying cases of brew banned by the faith. 

Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the semitrailer veered and fell from a road and into the church's parking lot after it was hit by a pickup truck that ran a red light on Thursday. Beer cans were strewn across the empty church parking lot.

One of the faith's key rules is a ban on members drinking alcohol. Nielsen says the semitrailer driver was left with injuries that were not life-threatening. 

The pickup truck driver wasn't hurt. Authorities haven't determined if he will be cited. The church building wasn't damaged.