SUV slams into Brookings business, injuring worker

An employee is injured when an SUV smashes into the Casey’s building on the 100 block of Sixth Street West.

Brookings Assistant Police Chief Derrick Powers says the vehicle was being driven by 59-year-old Carol Smith of Elkton. She was not injured.

Powers says Smith reported she’d had a medical issue.

The employee was knocked down from the impact and was taken by ambulance to the Brookings Hospital.

Powers says there is damage to the brickwork and glass but an estimate is not available.