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Vehicle crashes through front of Dairy Queen in Putnam County

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — A driver lost control of a vehicle Saturday evening and it went through the front of the Dairy Queen in the Putnam County community of Scott Depot.

Security video from a business across the street shows at around 7:10 p.m. the driver of a Kia Soul shooting across Scott Lane and ramming through the right-side front of the building. It doesn’t appear that brakes were applied.

The driver was taken to the hospital.

The Dairy Queen was open at the time but there were no injuries.

Worker Jacob Bayliss told MetroNews it all happened very quickly.

“I was working the window—I had my back turned and all of the sudden I just hear a big loud, basically explosion. I thought something in the kitchen blew up,” Bayliss said. “I got done handed out whatever order I was handing out and I walked over there and there was a car basically up into the ceiling that had rammed through the front door.”

The vehicle was pulled out of the restaurant leaving behind significant damage.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

MetroNews reporter Taylor Kennedy contributed to this story.

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