Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

SUV Crashes into Venice Theatre | Two Are Hospitalized Following Accident during Production

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

SUV Crashes into Venice Theatre | Two Are Hospitalized Following Accident during Production

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VENICE

VENICE -- Audience members watching "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" on Saturday night heard a loud bang shortly before intermission.

It came from a Lincoln sport utility vehicle that crashed into the Nokomis Avenue side of Venice Theatre near the Yvonne Pinkerton Theater stage entrance and created a hole between 3 and 4 feet wide.

Two occupants of the vehicle were transported by ambulance to area hospitals -- the Venice police accident report is not finished and the names of the victims have not been released.

Venice Theatre spokeswoman Laurie Colton said the hole created by the SUV has already been boarded up.

"The vehicle missed a building water main and a city water main by a couple of inches," Colton said. "So it worked out really well compared to what could have happened. …

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