A male driver remains hospitalized and police have ruled out impairment after a truck slammed into a health food store in downtown Antioch Tuesday evening.
The Antioch Fire Department and Antioch Police Department responded around 5:08 p.m. Tuesday to Polson’s Natural Foods, 960 Main Street, for a report of a vehicle crash.
Fire crews arrived to find a single-vehicle crash involving a pickup truck that drove into the building.
A spokesperson for the Village of Antioch said there were no injuries to anyone inside the store but there was extensive damage.
The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
A large electrical pole in front of the Dairy Queen was struck by the truck before it crashed into the health food store.
Power was shut off to the immediate area and has since been restored, the village spokesperson said.
Main Street was shut down between Lake Street and Ida Avenue due to the incident.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level for a structural collapse response.
The alarm led to the dispatch of 15 fire departments and other specialized equipment from Lake County, McHenry County and Wisconsin.
It is still unclear what led to the crash, which is being investigated by the Antioch Police Department.
Police have ruled out drug and alcohol impairment in regard to the cause of the crash.
A witness, who was driving at the time, told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that he thought the truck had been traveling over 100 mph before colliding with the building.
The driver’s name has not been released but he is a 33-year-old Spring Grove man, officials said.
Polson’s Natural Foods was tagged as uninhabitable Tuesday evening. A structural engineer will be assessing the damage further.
The vehicle involved remains inside the building and will not be removed until the building is deemed stable.