A Utah man training to become a semi driver struck two corners of a Circle K gas station building after his instructor had gone into the station for a cup of coffee.
The trainee, Rolland Berliew, 42, decided to take the truck for a spin around the building at County Road 450S and Interstate 65 about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday when he struck the northwest corner of the structure, causing significant damage, said Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police spokesman.
Berliew then continued around the building and struck the northeast side of the building, Harris said.
Three employees were inside, and one suffered minor injuries when falling while trying to flee the debris as part of the building collapsed near her, Harris said.
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Another Circle K employee picked up the injured employee and moved her away from the part of the building that was ripped away by the truck, he said.
She was treated at the scene for bruises by emergency medical technicians, Harris said.
Berliew was not injured in the incident, and police did not issue any citations as the incident occurred on private property, Harris said.