Man killed in fiery crash at Gallatin business
The car crashed into Gallatin Title Loans, igniting a fire in the building early Tuesday morning.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (WSMV) - Gallatin police are investigating a crash that ended with a car inside a business and one person dead early Tuesday morning.
According to the Gallatin Fire Department, a car crashed into Gallatin Title Loans on West Main Street around 1:20 a.m., which ignited and caused the building to catch fire.
Gallatin Fire crews arrived at the scene and quickly extinguished the fire, but one person in the car was found dead, according to the release. The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Timothy Grosser.
The Gallatin Title Loans building was closed and no one was inside at the time of the crash but is now considered a total loss, according to GFD.
Beshoi Botros runs the food truck across the parking lot from the building. He is very thankful none of his employees or customers were in danger from this crash. Botros is considering adding guardrails outside his business to protect people.
“It’s beyond imaginable,” Botros said. “Something catches on fire, normally the fire department comes by and catches it very quickly. We would normally see some debris here and there, but this looks like a very big explosion happened.”
The Gallatin Fire Marshal and GPD detectives are investigating the incident.
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