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Norway post has substantial damage after SUV hits

DENNIS PETERSON, LEFT, and Wally Zychowski survey the damage inside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4581 in Norway after a SUV came off U.S. 2 and plunged into the east wall early Sunday evening. (Francis McCarthy photo)

NORWAY — The building for the Norway-Vulcan-Loretto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4581 has substantial damage after an SUV plowed into its east wall early Sunday evening.

A 22-year-old male was arrested after the crash, which happened about 4:58 p.m. Sunday, according to the Norway Police Department.

Reports were a Jeep Grand Cherokee came off U.S. 2 and crashed into the building at 724 Seventh Ave. at Section Street.

The 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspected operating under the influence of drugs, Norway police said. A 23-year-old female passenger was transported to the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries.

No one was inside the post at the time.

Onlookers watch as a flatbed wrecker from Era Chevrolet removes an SUV that plowed into the east side of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4581 in Norway early Sunday evening. (Francis McCarthy photo)

“It’s a terrible shame for our organization,” Post Quartermaster Francis McCarthy said. “We’re incredibly disappointed.”

Post members were still evaluating the extent of the damage this morning.

Norway police were assisted by the Norway Fire Department, North Alert Ambulance, Integrity EMS, DTE Energy, the Michigan State Police and the Iron Mountain Police Department.

Onlookers peer into the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4581 in Norway after a SUV came off U.S. 2 and plunged into the east wall early Sunday evening. (Francis McCarthy photo)

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