Truck smashes into Bibb motel building this morning

A small truck crashed into the Villager Lodge on Harrison Road off Eisenhower Parkway at about 4:40 a.m. today.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash and called a Macon-Bibb County Fire Department rescue crew and an ambulance to the scene near Interstate 475.

Sgt. Marc Rewis of the Macon-Bibb Fire Department said the Ford pickup did minor damage to the building as it crumbled some of the bricks in the bar portion of the motel which was closed at the time of the crash.

The driver of the truck refused treatment at the scene and no one inside the motel was hurt, Rewis said.