Driver dies after crashing into Salem church

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SALEM, Ore. -- One person died Saturday night after his car crashed into a Salem church.

The driver was reportedly speeding on Fairgrounds Road Northeast, traveling across the intersection at Hood Street before he hit the Salem Alliance Church.

Church officials had to move its fourth- and fifth-grade Sunday school classes.

The children's pastor said the building has been hit at least four times in the same spot, largely due to the five-way intersection where Fairgrounds Road meets Hood and Church streets.

"Every time, it's like not again, not again ... don't run into the building," said Tim Hauck, a pastor at the church.

The driver was Albany resident Eduardo Maza-Meraz, 33, who was driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe. No one else was injured in the crash.