Smoker crashes through restaurant

LUDOWICI, GA (WTOC) - A driver had a giant smoker hitched to his truck when it came lose, crossed Cypress Road in Ludowici and slammed into the back of Little Secrets.

The owner was inside getting ready for the start of a busy night.

"All I heard was an explosion. I turned around and I just see bricks and everything flying my way. Next thing you know, my body's lifted up and pushed back about 15, 20 feet," said Marlonde Guy, owner of Little Secrets.

The driver who lost his hitch rushed inside and picked the restaurant owner up.

Thankfully no one was hurt. The restaurant is still open on one side. Crews are afraid to move the smoker for fear the whole building might collapse.

The driver was cited for an unsecured load.

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