A sports utility vehicle crashed into a classroom at Crest Hill Elementary on Friday morning when a driver lost control of the vehicle, officials said.
There were no student or staff injuries related to the crash. The male driver was on Wyoming Boulevard when he appeared to have a medical problem, lost control of the SUV and plowed through a field and then a fence. He eventually hit the school and caused significant damage to a window, Casper Fire Department spokesman Andrew Sundell said. The driver was taken to the hospital, but Sundell said he wasn’t sure of his condition.
The driver was transported to Wyoming Medical Center, Casper Police Department spokesman Justin Edberg said.
He said the crash was still under investigation but that “it’s possibly medically related.”
District spokeswoman Tanya Southerland said the SUV penetrated a wall and caused structural damage.
“The space is not habitable until maintenance has a chance to fix,” she said. “Students immediately were redirected away” from that area of the building.
Sundell said the classroom was full of students at the time of the crash but that the kids were clustered against the other side of the room working on a project.
More counselors were dispatched to the school, and first responders — including fire, police, medical, a towing company and NCSD maintenance — were on the scene during the morning. The district did not provide any additional details in its statement, which was posted to Facebook.