Independence police say two people are hurt after driver smashes SUV into QuikTrip convenience store

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Police and emergency crews were at the scene of an injury crash on Monday night where a driver smashed through the front of a QuikTrip store at Truman and Sterling.

Independence police initially reported that four people were injured just before 9 p.m., but later said that only two people were hurt. The extent of their injuries aren't currently known, one of the people hurt is an elderly woman. The building has obviously suffered significant structural damage.

Police are still investigating, but say that the crash wasn't preceded by a chase or police activity.

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Viewer Chelsea Kendrick shared this photo of the crash with us on the FOX 4 Facebook page.