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.