Elderly Woman Killed in Crash

By David Chang
|  Saturday, Oct 12, 2013  |  Updated 11:20 PM EDT
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Elderly Woman Killed in Crash

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An elderly woman died after a car accident in Newark, Delaware.

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Police say a 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound in the right lane of Christina Parkway and came to a stop at a traffic light at South College Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. A 2012 BMW sedan, also traveling eastbound, failed to stop and struck the back of the Camry at a high rate of speed, according to investigators.

The crash caused heavy rear damage to the Camry and heavy front end damage to the BMW. Witnesses say the driver of the BMW tried to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended by responding police officers.

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Three people inside the Camry as well as the driver of the BMW were all taken to Christiana Hospital.

The rear seat passenger of the Camry, an 80-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the Camry, a 60-year-old woman and the front seat passenger, a 66-year-old man, were all treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not yet revealed the name of the woman who died in the crash. No charges have been filed at this time.

Police continue to investigate.

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