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Driver crashes into Subway restaurant in east El Paso

The driver of a small sedan crashed into the Subway restaurant at Yarbrough Plaza on the East Side.

The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. The restaurant is in between a Peter Piper Pizza and a Sally Beauty Supply store. It has no drive-thru.

“It sounded like an explosion. The car just came in really quick,” said Jonathan Macias, a Subway employee who witnessed the crash.

“I saw the car coming (towards the restaurant) real fast, but I thought it was going to turn,” said Lane Smith, a Subway employee. “But (she) didn’t turn and I thought to myself, ‘ah man this isn’t happening. This is crazy.'”

When an ABC-7 photographer arrived at the scene, the car had already been removed from inside the restaurant. Police were interviewing witnesses.

Smith and Macias described the driver as young woman, possibly in her late teens.

“She was crying. She was really distraught,” said Macias.

Smith said no one was injured because not that many people were inside the restaurant. “Thankfully, it wasn’t a full store. It is usually very full and if it had been full it would have been pretty bad,” Smith said.

“Basically, she tried to make our Subway a drive-thru. It’s not a drive-thru,” Smith said jokingly.

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