Funeral services are being arranged for Katheryn "Kathy" Baker, chief financial officer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who was killed Tuesday when a car crashed into ValleyCare's LifeStylesRx Livermore gym. She was 49 years old.
An 80-year-old Livermore woman was attempting to park her car when she apparently confused the gas and brake pedals and sent her car crashing forward into the gym, according to Livermore police.
The vehicle traveled nearly 70 feet into the building and hit an exercise classroom, hitting Baker and five others.
All six were transported to a hospital, where Baker died from her injuries. The others suffered moderate but not life threatening injuries, police said.
Baker "was a very special person and cherished by the people she worked with," said Lynda Seaver, a Livermore Lab spokeswoman. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family."
Investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, according to police. No arrests or charges have been made at this time.