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Farmer’s Market structure smashed by semi for second time in less than two months 

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A semi truck crashed into a Farmer’s Market structure in Missouri on Monday morning, making for the second semi crash involving the structure since April. 

The most recent incident happened on June 13th at 11:37 a.m. at the city-owner Farmer’s Market building in downtown Parkville, Missouri. 

According to The Landmark, the semi truck struck the north side of the building and caused significant damage to the entire structure. The driver remained on scene and was cited, but no further information as to the cause of the crash has been released. 

“Crews will work diligently to remove the debris from the scene. For safety reasons, barriers and signage have been placed to block off the area to the public. Anyone entering the closed area will be cited by the Police Department,” Alexa Barton, city administrator, said in a press release issued Monday afternoon.

“Unfortunately, our farmers market has been hit twice in a 45-day period when it has stood at this location for over 35 years (1987) without incident. These situations are always difficult for our community when a building, an icon in our community, has been severely damaged. Looking ahead, the city is working with both companies through the claims process to address our building needs,” Barton continued. 

The first incident with a semi truck happened back in April and affected only the east end of the structure. In that incident, the truck driver backed into the building and fled the scene. 

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