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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 18:06

Driver Wrecks into Sherman, TX Auto Body Shop

Driver Wrecks into Sherman, TX Auto Body Shop

 

SHERMAN, Texas -- A car came crashing into a Sherman business on June 28, but not before knocking out power to over a thousand people.

Bob Romig is the owner of Schnitker Autobody. He was working on a customer's car when he got an unexpected visitor.

"I heard like two small bangs and the building shook," said Romig. "When I came out, I saw this little Tahoe trying to get into my building."

Police tell us a man was headed east on Lamar, near downtown Sherman, when he sped off the road, hit two utility poles and crashed into Romig's shop. Romig was on the other side of the wall.

No one was hurt. The driver then ran away from the scene.

"I yelled at them and they stopped, but as soon as I went back into the building to call police he took off running," said Romig.

Police say they do know who the driver is and charges will be filed. The outside of the building wasn't damaged. As for the inside, Romig said, "I don't think it did a whole lot, but it definitely cracked it in the corner."

Romig says while this is the first time anyone's crashed into his shop, it's not the first accident he's seen in the area.

"There's been at least three or four in the last couple years."

Nearly 1500 people lost power including some county offices. Power has since been restored.

 

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