Police name driver of Jeep that crashed into Fedex storefront in East Brainerd, seriously injuring two

Chattanooga police have named the driver who crashed through the window and into a FedEx store on Gunbarrel Road this afternoon and the people who were injured in the accident.

Police said Deborah T. Cantrell, 45, was driving the 2007 Jeep Sahara that crashed 20 feet into the building.

Cynthia Farnum, 43, was pulled from under the vehicle by bystanders. Gary Callahan, 63, was struck by the front bumper. Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Shaun Simon, 37, also received minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, the gray Jeep was gone and workers with Allied Glass and Mirror were nailing up 2 by 4's in the empty front window of the business at 1906 Gunbarrel. Shattered glass covered the ground and the store's interior looked like the aftermath of an earthquake, with supplies scattered everywhere.

Employees said they couldn't answer questions. Two stores over, Gestamp employees Tim Garlin and Chris Massengale had arrived at Cell Phone Repair in time to take a photo of the battered vehicle as it was being hauled out of the business.

Garlin said an employee told him the driver had backed into a light pole and become flustered. "It freaked her out, and she put it in drive and floored it," Garlin said.

Mary Dunnie, a spokeswoman for FedEx, confirmed that the driver was a customer but said, "We don't actually know what happened. We're just working with authorities and police on the investigation."

Miller said the Chattanooga Fire Department called building inspectors out to check the building for stability.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call 423-698-2525.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.