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Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Oct 20, 2011 12:29:00 PM

Two women were killed in a tragic car crash in Alachua County near Gainesville, Fl on October 18th. The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 441 and County Road 237 around 9 a.m.

Penny Wilkes, 59, was driving Chrysler minivan on U.S. 441 heading north when Ellis Hitzing, 97, hit her. Hitzing, driving a tan Lincoln Town Car, did not yield the right of way to Wilkes. Wilkes struck the driver’s side of Hitzing’s Lincoln.

Emergency help arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after it happened but neither women survived the crash. They were the only two involved in the accident.

According to Jesse Sandusky of the Alachua Police Department the investigation of the accident is still ongoing. The only witness to the accident was a man that was across the street, Sandusky said.

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