Panther Cafe opens morning after car drives through restaurant

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 19:03:22-05

VALIER – The Panther Café owner’s say they are thankful no customers were hurt Friday night when a car crashed through their restaurant.

Photo Courtesy: Tracy Landreth

Owner Tracy Landreth says it happened at 6:18 p.m.

Landreth tells MTN when she heard the collision it sounded like an explosion. When she looked, she saw a car in the dining room.

The car was near a table that cleared just 5 minutes before the incident happened.

At the time of the crash, there were still customers in the café.

Landreth says they do not know how much the damage will cost.

The Panther Café was back open for business Saturday morning.

MTN has reached out to the Pondera County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

Reporting by Elizabeth Transue for MTN News