Seabrook, NH, Woman Dies in Massachusetts Farm Stand Crash
A Seabrook woman was identified as the person killed when a car drove through the wall backwards at a farmstand in the village of Byfield on Saturday.
The SUV, driven by a 70-year-old woman, accelerated and went through the wall and into the checkout area of the Byfield Greenhouse and Garden Center on Chute Road in the village of Byfield in Newbury, Newbury Fire Chief John Lucey told CBS Boston.
The woman who was struck, Susan Sforza Nico, 47, is a member of the family that owns the business, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two people who were hit, a 57-year-old man and an 8-year-old child, were hospitalized.
An investigation into the crash is is ongoing, according to Newbury Police and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section. No charges have yet been filed.
"The driver is very distraught, everyone's cooperating with the investigation, the driver's cooperating with the investigation," Lucey said.
According to her sister Laura's Facebook page, Susan is the youngest of seven children and married to husband Diego.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH