Literacy Building Construction Delayed after Crash

by Kandee Ferrell on October 20, 2015 at 3:19 am

The Mid-East Career and Technology Center is dealing with the aftermath of a one car crash that damaged their new adult literacy building early Sunday morning.

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. when authorities say 20 year old Caleb Rodgers struck the building after veering off the right side of State Route 146.

“The car went clear through half of the first floor so there’s a lot of damage there so the next step will be to obviously work with the insurance company to develop a settlement plan and then we’ll bring a contractor in to asses the extent of the damage and then put a plan together to obviously finish the building and get it operational,” said Superintendent of Mid-East Richard Hall.

Authorities said Rodgers was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following the incident. Mid-East is now working to make a plan for reconstruction. Prior to the crash the building was just three weeks from completion.

“This is unfortunate for the district but we’ll do what we need to do to get it repaired and get it fully completed and move into it as soon as possible,” said Hall.

There is no estimation on the cost of damage or a timeline for reconstruction. Hall said that there have been early conversations about creating a barrier to protect the building from future incidents like this one.