A motorist was killed early Wednesday when a car slammed through the front of an Underground Atlanta ice cream parlor.
The car went into the Häagen-Dazs store at the corner of Peachtree and Upper Alabama streets around 2:30 a.m.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Timothy Nixon, 21, was southbound on Peachtree Street when, “for reasons unknown at this time,” he lost control of his vehicle in a curve.
The car left the roadway, jumped a curb and struck two large planters and a trash can before coming to rest on its side inside the ice cream parlor.
Jones said Nixon was trapped inside his car, and had to be extricated. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
“It did extensive damage,” said Del Amin, who has owned the Häagen-Dazs store for 14 years. “Virtually all the equipment is gone, all the glasswork is shattered.”
The building also apparently sustained structural damage, Amin said.
“All my cabinets, electrical, the plumbing, that’s all been damaged,” he said.
Amin said he didn’t know when the store will reopen.
“I’m just going to board it up and wait for the insurance people to come in,” he said.