Durant business recovering quickly one day after car crashes into building


DURANT, OK -- Employees at Rustin Concrete in Durant are making a quick recovery after a car crashed into their office Monday afternoon.
The hole in the wall is already boarded up and the rubble is cleared just a day after the incident. Family owners say employees worked into the night to get the mess cleaned up and their systems back up and running.

"Our computers are back up, our servers back up. everything that was destroyed in this particular area is back online," Philip Rustin said.

"I'm so impressed with our employees and their response and the way they came back together as a family," Stuart Rustin said.

Around 2:15 Monday afternoon Durant police say they began chasing Michael Avery after noticing the car he was driving matched the description of a car involved in a burglary. Police say Avery was traveling up to 90 miles per hour when he went airborne over railroad tracks on East Main Street. They say he then crashed into a vehicle head on seriously injuring a woman. Then officers say he hit a parked car and slammed into Rustin Concrete also harming the receptionist.

"She was in the office this morning and actually declined to be interviewed, but she wanted everyone to know that she's gonna make a recovery, and the plastic surgeon is working hard to get the 30 stitches in her face so the damage will be minimal," Stuart Rustin said.

Those at Rustin Concrete say it could have a very different day coming into work and are thankful all they have to do is rebuild part of their office.

"The car could have been one foot different, and it would have been totally different," Philip Rustin said.

"Just a few inches one way or the other could of been devastating yesterday. So we thank the Lord for His provision," Stuart Rustin said.

Police say after Avery crashed into the business he fled on foot, but was arrested a short time later. He is being held without bond in the Bryan County Jail.


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