Driver circles parking lot, crashes into Longview business - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Driver circles parking lot, crashes into Longview business

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:03:51 GMT
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'More >>
    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...More >>
  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:50:28 GMT
    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Multiple sources tell News Leader 9 that a Smiths Station teacher was hit by a train earlier today in Lee County.

    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
    More >>
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:37:50 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.More >>
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.More >>
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

An SUV hit two parked vehicles, circled the parking lot and then crashed into a Longview business on Wednesday morning. 

A grey Jeep SUV, driven by 79-year-old Clarence Barnes, Jr., wrecked into Rent-A-Center on Loop 281 near Gilmer Road in Longview.

According to witnesses, the driver first backed out of a parking spot near the front of the store and then slammed onto the accelerator, crashing into two other parked vehicles. At least one of these vehicles was occupied at the time of impact. 

The SUV never stopped after crashing into the parked cars. The driver continued accelerating away from Rent-A-Center, but then made a circle in the parking lot and drove back towards the store. 

The driver never tapped the brakes as the SUV barreled into the central brick pillar of the store front and through the front windows. 

Longview Fire Department say that the SUV caused major structural damage, but that they were able to stabilize the over-hang above the sidewalk in front of the store. The Rent-A-Center district manager says that the store will remain open.  

The condition of the driver is not known at this time. A KLTV reporter is on the scene and we will have more details as they become available. 

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow