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Three Vehicle Crash Results In Death Of 73-Year Old

Villa Rica police say an elderly woman was killed late Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving pulled in front of oncoming traffic on Highway 61.
The accident and investigation shut down Highway 61 southbound traffic around 4:00pm for nearly an hour.

VRPD Capt. Keith Shaddix told WLBB Radio that the preliminary investigation suggests that the 73-year old driver was traveling north on Hwy 61 and had turned left to cross over the southbound lane an onto Hickory Level Road. Her vehicle was struck by two others: initially on the side/rear. The second car struck her vehicle head-on.

"At this time, it appears that the elderly woman failed to yield to the oncoming traffic," Shaddix said.

The names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of family members.