(CHRISTIANA, TN) Shortly before 8:30AM Tuesday (9/1/2022) morning, a motorist in a mini-van slammed into the front of Love's Travel Center at 6137 Epps Mill Road at the Buchanan exit 89 off I-24.
Employees at the Travel Center told the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office that the driver's foot slipped off the brake twice, causing the vehicle to hit the structure twice.
RCSO spokesperson Lisa Marchesoni told NewsRadio WGNS that the convenience store's walls moved about 18-inches. She also said that the driver of the vehicle escaped with only minor injuries. The motorist was in his 70s.
A store employee told WGNS that the facility had to close so that structural repairs could be made and they plan to re-open at 8:00 o'clock Friday morning (9/2/2022).