RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Employees at a gas station in Rutherford County are experiencing a case of déjà vu after a van crashed into the store for the second time this month.
Sixteen days ago, crews were dispatched to the Love’s truck stop off Interstate 24 on Epps Mill Road to respond to a van that crashed into the building.
During that incident, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said the driver was minorly injured and the store was shut down as crews worked to clear the scene.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, crews were dispatched to the same location to respond to a red 1995 Toyota van that crashed into the exact spot where the first driver struck the building sixteen days ago.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Rudis Geovany Jiron Blanco, of Antioch, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the parking lot when he struck the front of the business and another vehicle.
Officials charged Blanco with reckless driving, due care and driving without a driver’s license. THP says no injuries were reported to Blanco or the driver of the other vehicle.
After the crash, county codes responded to the scene to check for any possible structural damage to the building.
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