Car crashes into Dollar General in Ravenna Township

by KYLE MCDONALD RECORD-COURIER REPORTER Published:

The Portage County Sheriff's Office and Ravenna Township Fire Department are on scene at the Dollar General at 3508 S.R. 59 in Ravenna Township after a Chevrolet Blazer crashed into the store shortly after 2 p.m. today.

The vehicle did not go clear through the wall, but damage is visible to the storefront at the site of impact. Store employees, who declined to be named, said the impact threw several items off the shelves and caused additional structural damage inside.

Employees also described a large cloud of black smoke that engulfed the front of the building after the impact, which was caused from the vehicle's rear tires spinning.

No employees or customers were injured.

Additional details regarding the wreck were not immediately offered by responding officers, who said a news release would be made available later today.

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