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Owner hopes to reopen within hours after truck crashes into his restaurant

The truck crashed into the Buon Appetito Ristorante and Pizzeria on Route 2 around 8 a.m.
Credit: North Stonington PD

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. — A tractor-trailer crashed into a pizza restaurant Thursday morning, leaving the truck driver with minor injuries. 

The truck crashed into the Buon Appetito Ristorante and Pizzeria on Route 2 around 8 a.m. At the time, the restaurant owner and his son were in the building. They were not injured.

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Emergency response personnel, including police, fire and ambulance crews responded to the scene. The truck driver was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Officials said the tractor trailer was reported to be carrying unspecified consumable goods and the state Department of Consumer Protection responded to evaluate the integrity of the cargo. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also responded to the scene. 

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The owner said he plans on reopening the restaurant Thursday afternoon and close off the damaged section. 

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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