Speeding semi plows into building

STERLING - A tractor trailer truck slammed into a building in Sterling Friday night according to police.

Just before 9 p.m. several people reported that the truck was speeding and driving recklessly on West Main Street.

Officers responded to the area and found the truck crashed into the old Aarons building located at 430 Main Street. Police say the tractor trailer struck the southwest area of the structure and traveled through the building and out the other side. It stopped with the tractor and part of the trailer outside the northeast side of the building.

The driver, a man from Nebraska,  had to be extricated from the cab of the tractor and was transported to the Sterling Regional Medical Center Emergency Room with serious injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates speed was a factor and the investigation continues to determine any other possible contributing causes.

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