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Hit and run semi causes significant damage to Scottsbluff storage building

Hit and run semi causes significant damage to Scottsbluff storage building

A building housing storage units at the west end of 36th Street in Scottsbluff suffered significant damage early Monday morning after a hit & run involving a semi-truck with a possible grain trailer.

CCTV capture, courtesy SPD

Scottsbluff Police say surveillance video shows the truck driver attempted to turn around in the lot at the end of the street which has no outlet.

It appears from tire tracks that the semi backed the trailer into a power pole, shearing the pole off and disconnecting power to businesses in the area, including surveillance video.

CCTV capture, courtesy SPD

Investigators believe the semi and trailer then backed into the storage units causing significant damage to the building and contents.

Building owner Neal Smith tells KNEB News an early estimate of the damage is $25,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the contents of two storage unit renters. Smith says given the damage at the facility, it would be hard to imagine the truck and trailer, which said were white, did not also suffer some damage as well.

CCTV capture, courtesy SPD

Officials with Nebraska Public Power District say power was out for about eight customers, including the Maverik convenience store, for nearly eight hours.

Anyone with information on the incident, or the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle, is asked to call Scottsbluff Police at 308-630-6261 or contact their local law enforcement agency.

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