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Truck crashes through wall of Rochester Hills gymnastic center

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A truck crashed into a wall Wednesday at the Gymnastic Training Center in Rochester Hills.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) A truck crashed into a wall Wednesday at the Gymnastic Training Center in Rochester Hills. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) -

Approximately 25 little gymnasts were going through their routines at the Gymnastic Training Center in Rochester Hills.  Suddenly, there was chaos.  A pickup truck came crashing through the concrete block wall.  The engine and the cab of the truck were inside the building along with frightened gymnasts.

"It was really loud.  Everybody pretty much jumped," said six-year-old Alivia Sirianni.

On Northfield Drive, the little athletes were focusing on their performances when the truck came crashing through.  The good news is that no one in the building was hurt.  The man driving the pickup was also not injured.

Sirianni was doing a routine when the truck crashed through.  Her mother wonders how this could happen.

"Wonder how it got to where it is.  It's not like the gym is that close to the street here," she said.

Oakland County Sheriff deputies have not ruled on the cause of the crash.  The driver and owner of the truck was the only one in the vehicle.  He was not charged at the scene.

Investigators want to learn more.  There was no strong odor of alcohol on scene.  There could be more tests before determining a cause.

Eight-year-old Celeste Barnard was in the middle of a floor routine when the truck crashed through the wall.

"I was in the middle of a back walk over on medium beam like half way through and when it happened, I tried to push my back up.  I almost fell on my back."

The owner of the gymnastics center said he'll get the wall re-done and would like to re-open perhaps as early as this week.

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