Semi crashes into Tony Packo's in east Toledo

Truck crashes into Tony Packo's

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TOLEDO - A semi has crashed into Tony Packo's Restaurant in east Toledo, injuring at least one person.

The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. at the legendary restaurant at Front and Consaul Streets.

Investigators say the truck was headed down Front Street when it veered off the roadway and into the front entrance to the restaurant.

The driver of the truck was freed from the cab within 20 minutes, according to Toledo Fire and Rescue Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld. The driver was taken to Mercy St. Vincent's Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.

Crews are working to determine the extent of damage to the building. Officials do not want to do any further structural damage to the building when the truck is removed.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area as authorities investigate the incident and work to clear the scene.

The restaurant hopes to open for business Friday afternoon.