Woman Crashes into Odessa Church

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa church is picking up the pieces and continuing their worship services after a driver crashes right into their front door.

On Sunday, a lot of the damage was still visible at Sherwood Church of Christ on north Dixie.

The accident happened early Saturday morning around 2:30.

Police say 22-year-old Meaghann Marquez was driving north on Dixie when she tried to turn and lost control.

She ended up hitting a tree, benches and then crashed into the church.

Marquez had to go to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers say Marquez received tickets for driving without insurance and failure to control speed.

They also say alcohol may have been a contributing factor.