Elderly driver hits Publix in West Delray Beach, killing herself & pedestrian

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s said two people were killed Thursday evening after an 80-year-old woman crashed her vehicle into a Publix, killing herself and a pedestrian.

The incident occurred at 5:09 p.m. at a Publix located at the intersection of Lake Ida and Jog roads.

Investigators said the driver, identified as Sarah Agosta, was driving a 2018 Kia Soul when she lost control and accelerated toward the grocery store.

A pedestrian, identified as Eric Small, 71, had exited the Publix and was walking west toward his car.

The Kia Soul hit Small first and then the Publix, according to a PBSO report.

Agosta and Small were transported to Delray Medical Center where they both died of their injuries.

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