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SHERMAN, TX - Some businesses and residents on Loy Lake road go without power after a vehicle crashed into a telephone pole, and the back of AutoZone.

Sherman police say In the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, a vehicle hit a telephone pole on Loy lake road, and then drove a little too far into the zone.

"Golly man...it looks like something ran into AutoZone, a tornado or a storm or something," said Andrew Haywood.

The vehicle crashed into the back of the AutoZone store, a store Andrew Haywood says he visits often, "I know I was the first person to walk through the door when they opened so that's kind of like my store."

Employees at AutoZone declined to go on camera, but the store is open, the regional manager says they'll have added security while these damages are being repaired.

Sherman police say the driver and passenger in the vehicle, both from Oklahoma, were transported to TMC with non life-threatening injuries.

They also tell News 12 alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the wreck.

AutoZone along with some traffic lights and many other businesses on Loy Lake road lost power, as well as residents, like Joan Smith, "It was kind of inconvenient taking a shower with a flashlight!"

The names of the occupants in the vehicle have not been released.

An AutoZone manager says this is not the first time a vehicle has hit their building--but this time they're looking at at least $40,000 in damages.


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