Vehicle crashes into pizza restaurant near Marshall’s campus

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Vehicle crashes into pizza restaurant near Marshall’s campus

Photo courtesy of Becca Tomblin

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Photo courtesy of Becca Tomblin

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A vehicle crashed into Husson’s Pizza, located at Fourth Avenue and 16th Street, at approximately 9 a.m. Monday following a police pursuit.

After observing a vehicle associated with felony warrants on Ninth Avenue, Huntington police officers initiated a stop, but the subject, Tanner Miller, 24, of Huntington, fled north on Hal Greer Boulevard where he crashed into the building, according to Interim Police Chief Ray Cornwell.

Miller fled on foot but was apprehended by police in a nearby alley.

The restaurant experienced fire and smoke damage after the car caught on fire, but no one was inside the business at the time. The flames were extinguished by the Huntington Fire Department shortly after.

Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader said another person driving along Fourth Avenue was treated for minor injuries.

The building is owned by Marshall University, and the second floor is empty.

Meg Keller can be contacted at [email protected]