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Don’t Miss This: What caused a man to crash into Belleville temple?

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▪  Authorities are trying to determine what caused a man to drive a pickup truck into a Belleville temple.

Witnesses said the truck was barely moving when it hit the building at the intersection of North High and C streets. They suspect a medical issue may have contributed to the crash.

▪  A man and a woman from Belleville have been charged in connection with a residential burglary in Washington County.

Steven Kuklinski, 36, and Rachel Pisarski, 26, are accused of the crime that happened Dec. 9 near Lively Grove.

Kuklinski is in custody and is being held in the Washington County Jail, and Pisarski is in the St. Clair County Jail.

▪  An Addieville man died Friday when the vehicle he was working on in an Okawville auto repair shop fell on him.

David Martin was working at a shop owned by his father-in-law on Coal Ford Road when the accident happened. Authroties said the vehicle fell off a jack.