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UPDATE: Woman dies after chain-reaction crash

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

UPDATED 10 p.m.: Betty Powers, 69, of Sandusky, died a few hours after the crash, according to Erie County deputies.

Powers appears to have suffered a medical problem, which may have caused the crash. She was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where she died shortly before 9 p.m.

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The driver of a car involved in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Cleveland Road in Huron Township was flown by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital.

Details on the victims were not immediately available, but Erie County deputies said the woman who was flown to the hospital was the only person injured.

The crash happened at about 5 p.m. in front of Barnes Nursery. When traffic slowed in front of the nursery, one vehicle struck a car ahead, which in turn caused that car to strike a vehicle ahead.

The car that initiated the crash continued accelerating, meanwhile, tearing away from the other cars and then traveling across a parking lot and through a tree line before slamming into a tree. The car then caught fire, prompting bystanders to pull the woman from the vehicle.

Check back for updates, and pick up Thursday's Register for the full story.

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