Police and other emergency responders are on the scene investigating the crash of a Ford Edge into the NAPA Auto Parts store on Broad Street in Elizabethton this morning.
The driver, Dennis C. Beamer, 57, Johnson City, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities are still uncertain as to the cause of the accident, but said that a medical issue may have prompted the crash.
Witness statements revealed that Beamer’s vehicle swerved into the Tires-R-Us parking lot, then into the adjacent parking lot of the Elizabethton Church of Christ before driving straight across Broad Street and into the store’s entrance.
There has been no update on Beamer’s condition.