PLEASANTVILLE — A Corvette crashed into The Press of Atlantic City building Tuesday afternoon, shattering two large windows and knocking over cabinets.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., Devon O’Neill, 20, of Pleasantville, said she fell asleep and drove through the intersection of Devins Lane and Washington Avenue. The red Corvette jumped the curb and traveled about 75 feet on the grass before slamming into the 1000 W. Washington Ave. building, through two windows and into the newsroom.
The force of the crash shattered two large first-floor windows and knocked over several filing cabinets, where several reporters were working.
Pleasantville Police Capt. Matthew Hartman said the cause of the crash is believed to be fatigue and driver inattention.
No summonses or charges had been issued as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, he said.
When asked about the possibility of DWI, Hartman said, “No tests conducted, officers and EMS did not detect any signs of intoxication.”
Several journalists had just wrapped up a Facebook Live discussion when the sound of shattered glass and metal filled the air.
The driver and the passenger of the vehicle, Sergio Jordan, 35, of Pleasantville, were being questioned by police immediately following the crash.
No injuries were reported in the office or outside.
The investigation is ongoing, Hartman said.
Staff Writer Erin Serpico contributed to this story.