Car hits DEQ facility

Yesterday morning a tan Subaru smashed into the side of a building leased by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

The wreck, on the corner of 12th and Montgomery, near Parking Structure Three, left a gaping hole in the side of the small red building, which Sylvia Herrley, executive support specialist, likened to “instant air conditioning.”

PSU leases the building, along with the main and lower levels of Science Building Two, to DEQ.

Herrley said there were no staff in the building when it was hit. She added that the building is used almost entirely for storage.

The Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for protecting Oregon’s environment.