BESSEMER CITY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Surf & Turf Lodge has announced that they plan to reopen on Friday after a former Gaston County police officer rammed his vehicle into their restaurant Sunday, killing two of his family members.
The family has stated the former officer, identified as Roger Self, is suffering from severe depression and anxiety and had 'a mental break' when he decided to intentionally drive his vehicle into the restaurant, killing two of his family members.
Roger Self's daughter, Katelyn Self, who was a Gaston County Sheriff's Deputy, and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Self, who was an ER nurse at CaroMont Heath, were pronounced dead inside the restaurant.
Self's wife, Diane Self, 53, his son, Joshua Self, 38, and his 13-year-old granddaughter were also injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital. Diane and Joshua are listed in critical condition.
The Surf & Turf Lodge posted to social media Thursday that they plan to reopen their doors back to the public just five days after the tragic wreck.
"We have all approvals and inspections and we are so excited to get back to work," Melissa with Surf & Turf said on Facebook. "We need to feel normal again and do what we do best. Please support my staff, they have all worked so hard to make this happen so quickly."
Roger Self is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and remains at the Gaston County Jail without bond at this time.