Driver involved in fatal Livermore gym crash allegedly had similar incident

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) -- The 80-year-old woman who drove through a Livermore gym Tuesday, killing one person, allegedly did something very similar last year.

Witnesses told police that they saw the same woman lurch her Mercedes SUV onto the sidewalk, then drive about 30 feet, nearly crashing into the same gym.

The incident allegedly happened about 18 months ago. Police were never called to that incident.

On Tuesday, the woman told investigators she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake, sending her into the building, killing a woman and injuring six others.
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