A popular stop for travelers along Interstate 25 was destroyed by fire Sunday night (December 30th).

Fire officials say Horton’s Corner store in Chugwater is considered a total loss after a massive fire.

Initial reports indicate a vehicle slid on ice, running into the building and sparking the fire, not long after 6pm.

No injuries were reported, and investigators were on the scene Monday morning.

 

Dianne Parker

Update (7:00pm 12/31/12):

The Platte County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver as 42-year old John Barberini, who had a last known address of living in Casper.

He is being held at the Platte County Detention Center on charges of reckless driving and no insurance.

Additional charges are pending, upon completion of the investigation.