Driver found after hit-and-run damages Hastings business

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings police have located the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident early Friday morning that caused an estimated $100-thousand in damage to a Hastings building.

Twenty-two year old Stephanie Anderson of Hastings told police she was southbound on Eastside Boulevard when she dropped a drink. It was while trying to retrieve the drink that she said she lost control and hit the San Jose Mexican Store at the corner of 5th Street and Eastside Boulevard.

The accident caused extensive damage to the front of the store.

A neighbor reported hearing a loud sound around 3:00 a.m., but upon looking out did not see the damage. When that same neighbor looked out around 5:45 a.m., they saw the damage and called the business owner, who in turn called police.

The Hastings Fire Department was called to the scene when the smell of gas was detected. Gas to the building was shut off and there was no fire.

Anderson was cited for the hit-and-run accident. Police do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.