KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) --One person is dead after a driver crashed into the front of a grocery store Tuesday morning.
It happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday outside the Save A Lot at South 21st Street and Metropolitan Avenue.
“I just heard police coming and the ambulance coming and going to Save A Lot,” said Muhammad Sarfaraz, gas station owner.
Muhammad Sarfaraz described a chaotic scene at Save A Lot on South 21st street and Metropolitan Avenue in KCK.
He owns the gas station across the street.
“It’s kind of scary, it’s not good you know. Early in the morning that’s not good news,” explained Sarfaraz.
His surveillance video caught the pickup truck pulling a trailer speeding down South 21st, running a stop sign and crashing into the grocery store.
“Witnesses, they did say that it appeared that the driver of the vehicle was slumped over at the time that they saw the vehicle traveling north before it struck the side of the building,” said Zachary Blair, KCKPD.
Police believe the man driving may have had some sort of medical emergency before he hit the building.
There were people inside the store when the car crashed into it but no one else was hurt.
“People were a little startled. I think some items that were stacked on the other side of the wall where the vehicle struck, flew through the store which kind of startled the staff but everybody’s okay and everyone else is safe,” explained Blair.
The man driving the pickup was taken to the hospital where he died.
People in this busy area were hoping the man would pull through.
“I’ll pray for him that’s all I can say,” said Sarfaraz.
Save A Lot says there is extensive damage to the building and structural issues.
The store will be closed for a couple days before it’s safe to open.
The victim's identity has not yet been released.