Car smashes into Klamath Falls pizza parlor

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls pizza parlor is cleaning up after a driver smashed into the front of the store.

It happened just before 4:30 Monday afternoon at Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza on Campus Drive.

Klamath Falls Police say a woman apparently stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, and drove into the store.

No one was injured in the crash, and no citations were issued.

The front of the store has been cleaned up and temporarily boarded over, and the store remains open for business.

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.

He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.

“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.

When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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