JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Village Office, Post Office and two traffic signs in the village were hit by a single vehicle Friday morning.
According to a press release from the Jackson Center Police Department (JCPD), on Friday, Oct. 18, at approximately 11:10 a.m., the JCPD, Jackson Center Fire Department and Anna Rescue were dispatched to the Jackson Center Village Office, 122 E. Pike St., on the report a pickup truck crashed into the office building.
Jackson Center Police Chief Chuck Wirick was first to arrive on scene and made contact with driver and sole occupant of the truck, Alvin Young, 88, of Jackson Center.
The preliminary investigation indicates prior to hitting the village office building, the Jackson Center Post Office had also been struck. Evidence at the scene, the release said, shows the pickup had pulled into the provided parking spot off of the alley next to the post office and the side of the post office’s building was hit by the front of the truck. Young then backed from that location, traveled down the alley, hit a traffic sign and went onto East Pike Street, continued traveling backward, struck a second traffic sign and then ultimately the Jackson Center Village Office.
Young advised he was not hurt and refused to be transported to the hospital.
Botkins Police and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the JCPD.