Pickup Crashes into Local Fitness Facility

A two-vehicle collision Saturday night resulted in a pickup sliding out of control and crashing into a fitness facility on Highway 59, according to Gillette Police Detective Sgt. Eric Dearcorn.

The business, formerly Jake’s Tavern, which will be the future home of All Dimensions Fitness and currently houses adjoining businesses including Grinners Bar and Liquor and the Axe House sustained damage when a 2008 Ford pickup driven by a 29-year-old male struck the building around 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dearcorn said Monday.

The 29-year-old male had been driving through the intersection of Highway 59 and Garner Lake Road when his vehicle was struck by a 2004 Dodge pickup, driven by a 68-year-old male.

The older male reportedly failed to stop for a red light while driving north on Highway 59, crashing into the 29-year-old’s vehicle, which then spun the vehicle several times on slick roads before it impacted the fitness facility, according to Dearcorn.

Both pickups and the business sustained damage estimated to be worth over $1,000, Dearcorn said.

The 29-year-old male was uninjured, but the 68-year-old male reported having hip pain following the collision though he declined treatment.

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The 68-year-old male was cited for failing to stop at a red light.

Editor’s Note: 

According to a witness report from Terry Webb, whose uncle was reportedly the driver of the 2004 Dodge pickup, a report provided to County 17 by the Gillette Police Department was inaccurate. 

Webb alleges that the 68-year-old male driver ran a red light while traveling north in the Dodge pickup on Highway 59 and was struck by the 2008 Ford pickup, driven by a 29-year-old male who was driving across the interstate. 

Webb further states that the 2004 Dodge impacted All Dimensions Fitness after being struck by the 2008 Ford.