Crash Into Chugwater Gas Station Investigated

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Crash Into Chugwater Gas Station Investigated
Crash Into Chugwater Gas Station Investigated

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Chugwater's only gas station is gone for now after a man drove his car into the business, causing an explosion and fire.

Authorities say 42-year-old John Barberini of Casper drove into the front of Horton's Corner convenience store and gas station on Sunday evening. Two employees and a customer were inside but no one was injured.

Fire chief Tom Ash told the Casper Star-Tribune ( ) that the car was apparently on fire before it crashed into the building. Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened.

Horton's was the only gas station between Cheyenne and Wheatland and highway signs on Interstate 25 are warning drivers that there's no fuel available there. Horton's owners promise to take care of their 14 employees until they decide whether to rebuild.

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