Pickup truck crashes through roof of Butler County jewelry store, driver flown to hospital

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — A pickup truck crashed through the roof of a jewelry store in Center Township, Butler County, on Monday night.


Emergency crews were called to Golden Dreams jewelry store in the 1600 block of N Main Street Extension just before 9 p.m.

The pickup truck was heading south on Sunset Drive when it came off the hillside, crashed through a shed and into the building upside down, according to fire chief Michael Plfugh.

The man driving the truck was flown to a local hospital. We’re working to get an update on his condition.

A two-inch gas line was ruptured inside the store. It was shut off by responding crews.

Channel 11 spoke to Shirley, one of Golden Dreams’ co-owners, after the crash. The business is owned by Shirley and her husband, who were about to retire. Shirley said they’re not sure if they’ll reopen the store.

“Please let everyone know we hope the driver of the vehicle is OK. We are praying for the driver,” Shirley added.

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