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3 Killed, 2 Injured After Truck Plows Through Iowa Wal-Mart Store

"At this time, we don't have any reason to believe it was intentional," said Patrol Sgt. Nathan Ludwig

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    Three people were killed and two others injured Thursday when a pickup truck slammed into a Wal-Mart.

    A pickup smashed into an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people, scattering merchandise on the floor and stopping at the fresh produce section in what authorities believe was a tragic accident.

    Iowa State Patrol said the Ford truck plowed through the Pella Wal-Mart's Market & Produce entrance before coming to rest in the store's fresh produce section. A photograph posted by the Des Moines Register showed boxes and other debris scattered on the floor.

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    "At this time, we don't have any reason to believe it was intentional," said Patrol Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, who was at the scene of the crash. Ludwig said officials are investigating all possible scenarios.

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    The crash just before 10 a.m. killed three people — all outside the vehicle — and injured the driver and another person, Ludwig said. None of those killed or injured were children.

     

    Authorities have not released the identities of those involved as officials worked to inform family members of the casualties. Ludwig said he did not have the medical conditions of those hurt.

    Wal-Mart management said in a statement: "We're heartbroken by what appears to be a tragic accident."

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    The store closed Thursday morning and officials asked people to avoid the area, NBC affiliate WHO reported.

    Pella — a city of 10,000 known for its Dutch roots and fully functional 1850s-style windmill — is 38 miles southeast of Des Moines.