Breaking News
More () »

Four face minor injuries after car crashes into Lincoln County preschool

A Tesla was stopped in the parking lot in front of the school before suddenly accelerating and crashing into the building.

DENVER, N.C. — Four people were injured Monday after a car crashed into the front wall of Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Denver, North Carolina, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed later Monday.

The car went through a classroom occupied by a teacher and four children. The teacher was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two of the four children had minor injuries. 

The driver, identified as 34-year-old Mallory Planck, received minor injuries after her 2021 Tesla Model Y crashed into the school. Two children in her car were not injured in the crash.

The Telsa was stopped in the parking lot before suddenly accelerating and crashing into the building, according to investigators.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the school at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. 

One witness, who works at the neighboring Meineke Car Care Center, posted on Facebook that he saw six ambulances on the scene.

Came into the shop this morning and a vehicle drove through the Chesterbrook Academy Preschool building next door and...

Posted by Pete Robinson on Monday, August 2, 2021

Police said no charges are expected against Planck.

Credit: WCNC
The damage left after a car crashed into Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Denver.

Wake Up Charlotte To Go is a daily news and weather podcast you can listen to so you can start your day with the team at Wake Up Charlotte.
SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || TuneIn || Google Podcasts 

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere.