Woman injured in crash into Topeka cafe dies

Not known if death was linked to the accident

July 30, 2018 - 9:31 pm

An elderly woman who was injured when a vehicle slammed into a Topeka cafe where she was sitting has died.

An obituary for Joyce Kasson, 80, says she died Saturday but doesn't give a cause of death.

Kasson was injured Thursday when a sport-utility vehicle driven by Peggy Turner, 82, of Topeka, crashed into Banjo's Cafe. She was taken to a hospital but the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office said at the time her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The sheriff's office is working with the hospital where Kasson died to determine if her death was linked to the accident.

Investigators say Turner was parking in front of the cafe when she unintentionally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and her vehicle crashed through a window and into the restaurant.

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