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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Police ID man who died in Minn. school crash as Banks, 65

  • Investigators believe that Banks had a medical episode that caused him to veer off the road and hit the building.
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  • St. Cloud police have identified the man who died after driving an SUV into a school last week.
    He was 65-year-old George Edward Banks of St. Cloud.
    The St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/VQjV0v) reports it took days for police to locate his next of kin.
    The crash happened last Friday afternoon when Banks drove into St. Katharine Drexel School.
    Students and staff were evacuated from the building because of concerns about structural damage to the school wall. No one in the school was hurt. The school was open for classes Monday.
    Investigators believe that Banks had a medical episode that caused him to veer off the road and hit the building. He was pronounced dead at St. Cloud Hospital.

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