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Driver hits historic rail museum in Sanford

Posted May 15, 2011 10:52 a.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2011 7:49 p.m. EDT

— A driver smashed into a historic railroad museum in Sanford Saturday evening, police said.

Police said Cameron Lee Culler, 23, of Pleasant Garden, ran a stop sign at Charlotte and Hawkins avenues shortly before 9 p.m. and drove straight into the front of the Railroad House Museum. 

Culler was charged with driving while impaired, driving with license revoked, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to reduce speed.

He was treated for minor injuries at Central Carolina Hospital.

Police estimated that the collision did several thousand dollars worth of damage to the depot and might have damaged irreplaceable historic items.