Woman struck, killed at family farm stand in Massachusetts

A woman is dead and a man and child are injured after they were struck by a vehicle at a farm stand in a village of Newbury, Massachusetts. Newbury police Chief John Lucey said the crash happened at about 3:35 pm Saturday at Sforza Family Farm in Byfield, which is near the Byfield Greenhouse and Garden Center on Chute Road. Lucey said the vehicle involved, for unknown reasons, accelerated rapidly in reverse and crashed into the checkout area of ​​the farm stand. Three people were struck by the vehicle. The woman who was killed, a man who suffered significant injuries and a child who suffered serious injuries that are considered to be non-life-threatening. “Of course, the driver is very, very distracted. Everybody is cooperating with the investigation. The driver is cooperating with the investigation,” Lucey said. “The result of that investigation will hopefully yield some factual information about what happened here.”Lucey said the Sforza Family Farm is an established place in Byfield and is very well-known to the community.In addition to identifying the cause of the crash, Lucey said the primary concern is supporting the family involved that has been affected by the “very, very tragic event.”

A woman is dead and a man and child are injured after they were struck by a vehicle at a farm stand in a village of Newbury, Massachusetts.

Newbury Police Chief John Lucey said the crash happened at about 3:35 pm Saturday at Sforza Family Farm in Byfield, which is near the Byfield Greenhouse and Garden Center on Chute Road.

Lucey said the vehicle involved, for unknown reasons, accelerated rapidly in reverse and crashed into the checkout area of ​​the farm stand.

Three people were struck by the vehicle. The woman who was killed, a man who suffered significant injuries and a child who suffered serious injuries that are considered to be non-life-threatening.

The police chief did not identify the victims, nor the driver involved in the crash.

“Of course, the driver is very, very distracted. Everybody is cooperating with the investigation. The driver is cooperating with the investigation,” Lucey said. “The result of that investigation will hopefully yield some factual information about what happened here.”

Lucey said the Sforza Family Farm is an established place in Byfield and is very well-known to the community.

In addition to identifying the cause of the crash, Lucey said the primary concern is supporting the family involved that has been affected by the “very, very tragic event.”

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