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One-car crash leaves 1 dead


July 13, 2011
An 84-year-old Leavenworth woman died last week as a result of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash near Milltown.

Evelynn H. Williams was riding in a van driven by her daughter, Tina DeWeese, also of Leavenworth, when the crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

According to a crash report from the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, DeWeese was driving a 1994 Chevrolet van east on Main Street. She told police she was talking to her mother, who was in the back of the van, about replacing roses in a garden. As DeWeese approached Miller's Greenhouse, the driver looked to her left to see if the nursery was open or had roses for sale.

"When she looked to her left, (the van) ran off the right side of the road, across a ditch and head-on into trees alongside of the road," according to the crash report.

Both DeWeese and another passenger in the van, Tammy DeWeese, also of Leavenworth, were able to get out of the van, while Williams had to be extracted from the vehicle by members of the Milltown Volunteer Fire Department. Williams was transported to Harrison County Hospital by Crawford County EMS with CPR being done in the process. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tina DeWeese complained of neck pain, and Tammy DeWeese had minor facial bleeding.

All three women were wearing their seat belt, according to police.

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