Wal-Mart where 3 died when truck hit store to reopen Sunday

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Posted: Dec 03, 2016 7:37 PM

PELLA, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Wal-Mart where three people died after a pickup truck crashed into the store plans to reopen on Sunday.

Wal-Mart company spokesman Charles Crowson told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2gTZAcH ) that the store in Pella, Iowa, would reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities have said the Thursday morning crash appears to have been unintentional.

The crash killed two store employees: 31-year-old Carrie Zugg, of Leighton, and 29-year-old Lindsey Rietveld, of Bussey. Seventy-six-year-old customer Ruth Jean DeJong, of Pella, also died.

DeJong's husband, 77-year-old Robert DeJong, was injured in the crash and remained hospitalized Saturday.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Nathan Ludwig said Saturday that the truck's driver, 66-year-old Dennis Mockenhaupt, of Knoxville, Iowa, had been released from the hospital after his injuries were treated.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com