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Quincy building damaged in fatal accident to be demolished

Quincy building damaged in fatal accident to be demolished


The building damaged during a fatal accident in Quincy last month will be demolished as soon as possible, according to the owner.

Drew Payan, who operates out of Ventura, Calif., says the damage done by the fiery crash is too extensive and costly to warrant repairs.

"There's just too much structure damage," Payan said. "The repairs are estimated at $350,000 and I paid $135,000. It just doesn't make sense to repair it."

The crash claimed the life of 30-year-old Matthew Fulmer, of Quincy, who authorities say was traveling south on 8th Street at a high rate of speed before crashing into the building at 726 Adams.

(Read "Victim identified in fatal crash at 8th & Adams")

The Quincy Police Department and Illinois State Police are still investigating the accident.

Payan is now excepting bids to demolish the building hopes to start the work within the next month. He says plans to sell the property he purchased in 2010 as soon as the demolition work is completed.

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