Bill's Donuts staff cooking doughnuts after SUV strikes building

UPDATE: Bill’s Donut Shop resumes making doughnuts after SUV hits building

Bakers at Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville have resumed making doughnuts after an SUV hit the back of the building and damaged a natural gas line. 

PHOTOS: Bill’s Donut Shop hit by vehicle

The gas line was repaired and gas service was returned to the building earlier Monday morning. 

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Doughnut fryers were turned back on shortly after 11 a.m. 

Co-owner Jim Elam previously said it will be a few hours before the business will be “back up to speed” with their stock of doughnuts. 

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UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m. (May 13): 

A natural gas line damaged after an SUV crashed into the back of the Bill’s Donut Shop building Sunday has been repaired, according to a business owner. 

Gas has also been turned back on but employees estimate it will be at least an hour before they can start making doughnuts again. The shop is still able to make and sell pastries that do not require using fryers. 

“We are still way behind, but we are up and running. Within a few hours we should be back up to speed,” co-owner Jim Elam told this news outlet. 

“We are not closed, but we have a limited supply for the time being,” Elam said. 

We’ll continue to update this story as new details become available. 

FIRST REPORT

Bill’s Donut Shop has reopened in Centerville and is selling the remaining doughnuts that were made before an SUV crashed into the back of the building Sunday afternoon, according to an employee of the business. 

Crews were dispatched to the crash around 1 p.m. per initial reports. 

The driver of an SUV told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy they hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and struck the back of the building.

The crash damaged a natural gas line, which forced Vectren to shut off gas service to the business, temporarily closing the store. 

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No injuries were reported and no citations are expected. 

Additional details were not available. 

Vehicle strikes back of Bill’s Donuts

The crash damaged a natural gas line, which forced Vectren to shut off gas service to the business, temporarily closing the store. 

TRENDING: Crash sends SUV ‘all the way inside’ Springfield business

No injuries were reported and no citations are expected. 

Additional details were not available.  

3 vehicles drive into buildings this weekend
 

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