Truck smashes through wall at Taco Bell

Victoria police are investigating why a motorist drove through the front wall of a fast-food restaurant.

Tyrone Hodge, 18, of Victoria, was driving a blue 2005 Chevrolet Colorado when he turned into the parking lot of Taco Bell, 7902 N. Navarro St., and continued up a curb, over a sidewalk and into the building, said senior Police Officer Michael Leet.

The crash occurred about 11:30 p.m., and the driver was not injured, Leet said. Several customers were inside the restaurant, which was recently remodeled, but no one inside was injured either.

City officials were called to the scene to inspect the structural damage.

Leet said the restaurant would likely be closed temporarily until officials could fully assess the damage. The investigation remains on-going.