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A Billings man drove a pickup truck into a building near MetraPark early Monday, sending the driver to the hospital.

The truck, a 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT with a demo license plate from the Rimrock Auto Group hit the Yellow Cab building at 720 First Ave. N., according to a Billings Police Department news release. 

The driver, John Joseph Caylon, 34, was driving south on Main Street at 3:04 a.m. when he apparently hit the center median, crossed over First Avenue North, hit a curb and went across the parking lot and into the northwest corner of the building, causing extensive damage

Caylon was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

The release said speed and alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation. 

Contact Chelsea Krotzer at ckrotzer@billingsgazette.com or 657-1392.

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