The damage at the Toyota dealership in Mission Hills where an elderly driver crashed through a reception area. (SFVS Staff)

MISSION HILLS (CNS) – A woman, reported to be 84 years old, drove her vehicle through a service bay and into the reception area of a Mission Hills car dealership Wednesday, causing one customer to die and sending at least two others to a hospital with lesser injuries.

The crash occurred at the Toyota dealership in the 11000 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard at about 9:10 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

According to the fire department, the woman drove the car into the covered service bay driveway and crashed into a customer reception area within the dealership. It was unclear what caused her to crash through the business.

A woman described as a customer at the dealership was briefly trapped beneath the vehicle but was freed by bystanders, including a nurse who began performing CPR on the woman, who was not breathing and had no pulse, fire officials said. That woman was taken to a hospital but died due to her injuries.

Two men who worked at the dealership were also injured, including one with a head wound, but their injuries were considered non-life-threatening, according to the fire department. Both were taken to a hospital in fair condition.

The woman who was driving the car was examined by paramedics but did not appear to be injured and she declined to be taken to a hospital, fire officials said. She remained at the scene and was being interviewed by police. It was unclear if she had been detained or arrested.