No injuries after car crashes into Starkville Screenprint


A car crashed into Starkville Screenprint Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported from the incident. (Photo by Charlie Benton, SDN)

By: 
CHARLIE BENTON
Staff Writer

A Highway 12 business was damaged Monday afternoon when a car crashed through its front door.

At approximately 3 p.m., a vehicle slammed into the front of Starkville Screenprint, shattering several windows and doors, and warping several supports along the front of the business.

Starkville Police responded to the incident, and Champion’s Towing and Recovery was called to move the vehicle.

The accident scattered broken glass close to 40 feet from the point of impact.

Starkville Screenprint owner Marc Anthony was at his desk when the accident happened.

“It was a big crash,” Anthony said. “I knew it was a lot of glass. I had no idea it was a car. I figured it was the front glass, but I figured one of the racks fell.”

Anthony said he hoped to have the damage repaired as soon as he could.

“We’ll board it up for the night and get it fixed,” Anthony said.

The car, a silver Toyota Corolla, was towed away with a buckled hood and other damage to its front end.

Starkville Police Department Public Information Office Brandon Lovelady confirmed that the incident was still under investigation.

A similar incident occurred in late November 2018, with a vehicle striking Hair Express and Starkville Cleaners resulting in minor injuries to the driver.

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