74-Year-Old Houston Driver Crashes Into Store, Kills Mom Shopping and Injures 6

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A sport utility vehicle driven by a 74-year-old woman smashed into the front of a southeast Houston supermarket, killing a mom shopping wither her daughter and sister, and injuring six other people.

The crash happened at 1:40 p.m. Monday at the H-E-B supermarket at Houston’s Gulfgate Center. Police spokesman Kese Smith says the woman had put her SUV in reverse to back from a handicapped parking spot. It’s not clear why the vehicle crashed into the supermarket.

“It was like a bowling pin because there were like 15 people around the front,” shopper Fred Davis told CBS affiliate KHOU.

The driver of the grey SUV slammed through the front doors, shattering glass and knocking out cash registers.

Smith said the two employees were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Five customers were transported to hospitals. A 31-year-old woman died at a hospital, while her sister and 2-year-old daughter were being treated for minor injuries. No conditions were available for the other two injured customers.

Police said the driver is cooperating and said she didn’t appear to be under the influence. So far, no charges have been filed.

Source: The AP