Byfield Farm Stand Crash kills 1, injures 2 – NBC Boston
A reversing car slammed into a farm stand in Byfield, Mass., killing one woman and seriously injuring two others on Saturday afternoon, police said.
Newbury Police Chief John Lucey said the accident happened around 3.35pm at a well-known family farming stand on Chute Road in Byfield, a village in the town of Newbury.
According to Lucey, for reasons unknown at the time, a car accelerated very rapidly in reverse into the farm stand crate area.
A woman was killed in the accident.
A miner was seriously injured in the incident and a man suffered serious injuries, Lucey said. Both were taken to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.
The driver is very distraught, Lucey said, and is cooperating with the investigation.
The police chief would not go into details about the victims or the driver, including whether or not it was a man or a woman driving the car.
The police chief said they had no idea why the fatal crash happened, including whether or not a medical event might have happened.
Lucey said the inquest will hopefully provide some insight into what happened, noting that everything is in play right now.
Lucey called it a very, very tragic event and noted that it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and there were a lot of people at the farm stand at the time of the accident.
Police are currently focused on finding out what happened, Lucey said, but they are also focused on the family who are going through a very difficult time at the moment.
The Georgetown Fire Department assisted the Newbury Fire Department at the scene.
No other information was immediately available. An investigation is active and ongoing.