Woman slams car into gas station

      An investigation is ongoing to find how a woman slammed her car into a gas station Wednesday afternoon.

      The Cole County gas station owner had been planning a grand re-opening for Thursday, but those plans have changed after a car hit the side of the building.

      The owner of the Gulf Station on Route C near the intersection of 179 says a woman hit the building after breaking through two protective barriers.

      A witness says mailboxes near the gas station were also knocked down.

      A worker inside the building was taken to the hospital.

      The driver was not injured.

      The owner is assessing structural damage to the building.