Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, March 3, a vehicle traveling in the northbound lane of Jones Street/Hwy. 17 in Lavonia attempted to make a U-turn to travel south, turning in front of a car traveling in the southbound lane. The two vehicles collided, and the driver of the turning vehicle lost control and struck the Pizza Hut building. The car then continued across the parking lot and struck another car.
No one was injured in the incident, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Kiefer Smith of Post 52.
According to staff at the Lavonia Pizza Hut, as of noon today, March 4, the structural damage caused by the incident has been repaired, and the restaurant is open for business on a normal schedule.
(Photo courtesy Facebook/Mandi Vaughn Uselton