Semi-Truck Runs Into Awning Of Retirement Facility In Fayetteville, Then Sped Off

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A semi-truck ran into an awning of a retirement facility in Fayetteville, causing an estimated $75,000 in damages, according to police.

Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday (July 31) a semi-truck ran into the awning of Grand Village Retirement Community on Truckers Dr. in Fayetteville.

Christopher Skelton

According to Sgt. Anthony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department, the 18-wheeler got lost, tried to turn around, hit the awning and sped off.

One worker chased down the driver and got the license plate, but did not catch the truck. The driver also knocked over a light pole.

The driver, Christopher Skelton, of Houston, Texas, faces charges of leaving the scene of a property damage accident and reckless driving.

Skelton, 26, was being held Thursday (Aug. 1) at the Washington County Detention Center with no bond set.

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