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Crash course: Hit-and-run reported at high school; vehicle strikes Crestwood Elem.

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By Tracy Harris

There are fewer bricks in the wall after a vehicle struck the front of Crestwood Elementary School on Saturday afternoon along Ky. 146.

Joshua Swartz, 20, was driving eastbound on Ky. 146 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of a 1998 GMC Jimmy, according to Oldham County Police spokesperson Sarah King.

The SUV left the roadway, striking a tree before hitting the building.

School officials say damage will be expensive to repair. 

Swartz is charged with no insurance, expired registration, improper display of registration, careless driving and instructional permit violation. Neither Swartz nor his two passengers were injured. 

A day earlier, a hit-and-run crash took place in the parking lot of South Oldham High School. 

According to police, a student was sitting in a parked car while waiting for an older sibling when a driver backed into the vehicle and left the scene. 

The student was not injured and the the vehicle sustained minor damage.