Motor vehicle crash into open business

By: Autumn R. Hawkins

Rehoboth Police responded to a motor vehicle crash into an open business on Sunday afternoon.

Officials say they observed a red 2000 Ford Expedition had crashed through the front of a building located on 54 Fall River Ave.

Silver Willow, the only business occupant in the building, had two employees and two customers inside during the time of the crash.

Neither the employees nor customers were harmed.

The operator of the vehicle is Michael Burrus, 55, of Seekonk, Massachusetts.

Burrus was traveling east on Fall River Ave. when his vehicle suddenly swerved to the left and struck a 2005 Infinity that was stopped at a stop sign on Barney Ave. at Fall River Ave.

Police say the force of the collision pushed the Infinity across Barney Ave. which collided with truck that was parked in a driveway near the intersection.

The operator of the Infinity was the only occupant and unharmed during the time of the crash.

The Ford continued traveling northeast across a small parking area and crashed into the building.

The crash is currently under investigation, and Burrus is being charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger, and marked lane violations.

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