Driver takes off after crashing into gas station in DeKalb County

A car went crashing into the front of a gas station in Dekalb County overnight.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 4:31 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 11:10 AM EST
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DECATUR, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A car went crashing into the front of a gas station in Dekalb County overnight.

“We pulled up this morning and it was crazy. Stuff was just every where,” said a cook who works at the restaurant inside of the Chevron, called Carolina Cuisine.

It happened Tuesday around 2:15 a.m. at the Chevron on Flat Shoals Road in Decatur. DeKalb Police and a store employee who was working at the time say a gold Toyota made a smashing stop and then the driver put it in reverse and took off.

“It’s unfortunate we have to see this and people would tear up this establishment like that,” said Evan, a regular customer.

“I come here and shop all of the time,” said Finesse. “The people in here are real nice, the guy that cooks in here, I love him.”

There is extensive damage to the front of the store. The crash shattered glass and left the front doors hanging off the hinges.

A driver took off after crashing into the front of a DeKalb County gas station overnight.
A driver took off after crashing into the front of a DeKalb County gas station overnight.(Atlanta News First)

The store and gas pumps are still open, but Carolina Cuisine is closed.

“We’re going to clean stuff up and when we get it cleaned up we’ll open back up the business, it’s just what we’re going to do to prevent this from happening again,” said the cook.

No injuries were reported.

Police continue to investigate.