Elderly Woman Crashes Into Walmart, Dies From Impact

By Sunnie Johnson-Swillings Jan 30, 2024

An elderly woman crashed into a Kansas Walmart that reopened last Saturday after a joint inspection from the local fire department, the local engineering department, and Walmart’s engineers.

69-Year-old Dies After Medical Emergency, Then Crashing Into Walmart

A woman died after she suffered a medical emergency and crashed into Walmart in Newton, Kan., last Friday.

Newton, Kan. Walmart. Photo: Newton, KS Police Department/ Facebook

Wanda Hoyle, 69, crashed her car into the local superstore’s vision center following a personal medical emergency, per the Newton, KS Police Department’s Facebook news release.

The authorities said the woman suffered from a medical emergency, which caused Hoyle’s vehicle to drive halfway into the Walmart.

The Newton Fire Department and EMS personnel arrived at the site and found Hoyle pinned inside the vehicle – she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Newton, KS Police Department/ Facebook Newton Walmart

No one inside the Walmart was harmed.

The Newton Fire Department shared that after inspecting the building with the Newton Engineering department and Walmart’s engineers, “the building has been deemed safe and released to Walmart management.”

The Newton Walmart announced after closing the store’s vision center and pharmacy that the store would reopen. The reopening took place last Saturday at 6 a.m.

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