Driver slams through apartment gates, passenger dies

An elderly woman crashed through the gates of an apartment complex Tuesday night. Pauline Schifani, 86, of Houston, was in the back seat and died in the wreck.

February 9, 2011 8:25:24 AM PST
An elderly woman died when the car she was riding in crashed through the gates of an apartment complex Tuesday night. The accident happened on Westpark near Buffalo Speedway in southwest Houston. Police the driver lost control, crashed through the gates, then hit a fence and landed in a ditch. The victim, who's been identified as Pauline Schifani, 86, of Houston, was sitting in the back seat. The driver and another female passenger were taken to the hospital.

Police suspect the driver had a medical problem that caused her to lose control of her car. The investigation is ongoing.


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