A vehicle crashed into the Acee’s Neighborhood Food and Fuel in Vienna, Ill., near I-24, exit 16, Thursday afternoon, May 26, causing major damage to the convenience store.
No one was injured.
The driver of the 2003 Mercedes Benz with Tennessee license plates, identified as Thomas Eugene Roach, age 46, drove the car through the store’s front entrance. He refused medial attention.
According to sources at the scene, while Roach was out of the car and in the store after the crash, the car rolled backwards coming to rest against the fuel pumps.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
The Vienna Police Department, Illinois State Police, Johnson County’s sheriff and ambulance service responded to the scene.
Roach was arrested by the Vienna City Police and transported to Massac County jail with charges pending.
Glass Doctor in Vienna is currently working to have the store reopened soon.
The Vienna Times will have more details as they become available.