7-Eleven stays open after van hits building - WNEM TV 5

7-Eleven stays open after van hits building

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One local store had a rough Sunday morning after a mini-van drove right into it.

It happened just after midnight at the 7-Eleven on the corner of Columbus and S. Birney Street in Bay City.

The suspect drove a 2005 white Chevy Uplander into the store and tried to reverse before fleeing the scene, leaving his vehicle behind.

Luckily no one was injured, but there’s still no details on how the crash happened or if anyone will be facing charges.

Cindy Glowdell, who stops at the 7-Eleven every day for her morning coffee, said she was totally surprised.

"I don't even know how they could manage to come up from where the driveway is to hit the door," Glowdell said.

The store remained open for business.

Gina Dietzel came in later that morning for her shift.

"The glass shattered everywhere. The door frame was completely out of it. The ledge was completely out too. So it was a mess. It was a really big mess. It took them about an hour or so just to clean up the glass alone," the assistant store manager said.

Police said they are still investigating who caused the damage to the store.

Investigators described the suspect as a male in his early 20s, but have not made an arrest. They said they are unsure if the vehicle was registered to the driver or if alcohol is a factor.

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