Gas station awning collapses with SUV underneath, no serious injuries

By KBJR News 1

April 6, 2014 Updated Apr 6, 2014 at 10:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Duluth police and emergency crews are investigating what caused the Spur gas station awning on 6th Ave. East and 6th St. in Duluth to collapse Sunday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses say the incident occurred just before 1:30 PM.

The canopy seemed to lean toward the building before collapsing. While the awning missed the gas station itself, authorities say the Spur, which leases from ICO, is closed for safety reasons.

The awning's support pillar crushed a black SUV with one person inside. However eyewitnesses say the passenger was able to avoid the beam, and only received minor injuries.

No other injuries are reported at this time.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com

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