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Hamburg Kohl's reopens after SUV crashed through exterior Wednesday

A Chevrolet Surburban crashed into the Kohl's store in Hamburg shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday. The driver and two occupants were taken to a hospital with what Lexington police officer R.D. Keaton called non-life threatening injuries.
A Chevrolet Surburban crashed into the Kohl's store in Hamburg shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday. The driver and two occupants were taken to a hospital with what Lexington police officer R.D. Keaton called non-life threatening injuries.

The Kohl's at Hamburg reopened Thursday morning -- a day after a vehicle, whose driver police suspect was intoxicated, crashed through the store's exterior.

On Wednesday, a Chevrolet Suburban traveling toward the store collided with a Toyota Camry and then accelerated, hitting a tree and crashing through the front right wall of the store, Officer Ron Keaton said.

The woman driving the Suburban and two children in the vehicle were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Keaton said.

Police have not identified the driver but said Wednesday night that she will face charges of driving under the influence and wanton endangerment related to the incident. Police said no charges had been filed as of Thursday morning.

Melissa McQueen of Georgetown was a passenger in the Camry along with her husband and young son. They were not injured.

McQueen said they were turning out of the parking lot when the Suburban came across the line and hit them. The SUV "spun across the line" and hit the curb, leaving tire marks, before continuing all the way down the access road and into Kohl's.

"It didn't stop," McQueen said.

Ray Bailey was inside Kohl's close to the area where the Suburban crashed.

"I heard a big crack and pictures falling down the wall," Bailey said. "Everybody started yelling and screaming and heading for the doors."

Kohl's reopened Thursday morning.

There's no indication that anyone inside or outside the store was hurt, Keaton said.

The Suburban was removed from the store around 6 p.m., after the fire department increased the size of the hole in order for the SUV to fit back through, Keaton said.

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