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Jacksonville auto shop suffered double whammy as accident sends tractor-trailer into building


A semi-trailer truck and a pickup truck crashed into the Stewart Brothers auto shop in an accident on Tuesday, causing some of the damage seen inside here.

Ben Singson/Journal-Courier

A Jacksonville auto repair shop is doing its own repairs after a tractor-trailer and pickup truck hit the building on Tuesday.

Jacksonville police say a semi-trailer truck driven by Tyler D. Darush, 25, of Franklin was heading east on Washington Street when it failed to come to a complete stop on North Clay Ave. This truck and a van driven by Bruce Williams of Jacksonville, which was traveling south on North Clay Avenue, collided.

Williams’ van then hit the back corner of Stewart Brothers at 390 N. Clay Ave., police say. The semi-trailer truck hit a utility pole before also crashing into the building, police said.

Darush was cited for disobeying a stop sign.

The building suffered extensive damage, according to a police report. The van had to be towed; the semi-trailer truck sustained minor damage.

Jackie Sullivan, auto shop secretary, said the owners were unsure how much it would cost to repair the damage.