Truck Runs into Newlon’s Grocery in Pekin

Truck Runs into Newlon’s Grocery in Pekin


Emergency crews responded to a 911 call at 7:56a on Sunday about a truck driving through the former Newlon’s Grocery store in Pekin.

Washington County Sheriff’s Department said a black pick-up truck, driven by Daniel Floyd, early 20s, was traveling southeast on State Road 60 when he left the road on the west side.

He traveled through the front yard of the home sitting next to Newlon’s, which police say had just recovered from the last wreck it was involved in, clipped a car parked between the house and the store and drove right through the front of the building.

Police said Floyd had a gash on his head, but refused treatment by EMS.

Floyd was taken to the hospital to be checked out. No one else was injured.

The sheriff’s department, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders assisted at the scene. The truck was finally removed from the store about 10a.