Woman, 82, dies in Lake County crash

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — An 82-year-old woman died in a crash in Lake County.

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The Tavares Police Department said the crash happened on Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. at the intersection of David Walker Drive and Dora Avenue.

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy found the woman trapped in her car. Police said a Tavares officer climbed through the passenger window to help the woman but she was not responsive.

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Together, the deputy and the officer removed the woman from the car and began CPR.

They tried to save the woman but she died.

Witnesses said the woman drove through a red light on David Walker Drive. Another car, which had the right of way, was traveling on Dora Avenue when it collided with the woman’s passenger door.

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Another car was impacted in the crash, police said.

The intersection was shut down for three hours.

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The woman’s name has not been released.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.