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Accident closed credit union lobby

The main lobby of the Concho Educators Federal Credit Union closed Tuesday because of Monday's collision. Police are investigating whether drinking while intoxicated was a factor.
 (Stephanie Garland)
(Stephanie Garland)
 (Stephanie Garland)
(Stephanie Garland)
The main lobby of the Concho Educators Federal Credit Union closed Tuesday because of Monday's collision. Police are investigating whether drinking while intoxicated was a factor.

The damage estimate is as much as $100,000.

"It's kinda like a tornado, you have to work through it," stated Concho Educators Federal Credit Union President, Jerry Merrill.

Celing tiles and papers were scattered across the carpet as contractors started repairs on the Concho Educators Federal Credit Union's walls.

Accountant Sharon McIntosh arrived at work to find debris in her office.

"I had glass under the phone and sheetrock under the printer," McIntosh said. "I can't even figure out how they got there underneath those things."

Survillence video shows a 2001 red, Chevrolet Silverado pickup crashing into the credit union a little before nine Monday evening.

Merrill wonders how fast the pickup was traveling.

"When we were looking at the surviellence video, it looked like um.... it was about 50... 60 miles per hour going down the access road," speculated Merrill.

The speed limit at the access road is 45 miles per hour. Police are currently investigating the incident and said that driving while intoxicated may have played a part in the crash.

Merrill said he has already had two contracters assess the damage.

"Estimated the damage to be about $50,000, if there's structural damage, which is a possibility, it could be upwards to about $100,000 worth of damage," finished Merrill.

In the meantime, employees are either working in other offices or are helping pick up the pieces at the Concho Educators Federal Credit Union.
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