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Vehicle crash on South Slappey kills woman

ALBANY, Ga. -- A 65-year-old woman died when a 1993 Lincoln Town car went through a red light and smashed into a 1993 Chevrolet Corsica on the passenger side, an Albany Police Department report stated.

Jeanette Ford, a front seat passenger in the Chevrolet, died at the scene from injuries suffered when the Lincoln hit the Corsica in a "T-bone type collision," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman.

The crash injured the occupants of both cars, the report added. All the people involved in the crash reside in Albany.

"The drivers and both rear seat passengers were transported to local hospitals for treatment," Banks said. "The adults were released from Phoebe (Putney Memorial Hospital) and the child was later taken to The Children's Hospital in Macon."

The injured from the Corsica included passengers Melvina Dudley, 11, Mary Oliver 43, and driver Barbara Annette Dudley. Cheri Ann Randle, 49, drove the Lincoln.

Barbara Dudley had to be extricated by Albany Fire Department staff using a tool commonly referred to as the Jaws of Life, said Allen Cravey, assistant fire chief.

The crash remains under investigation, Banks said. Charges stemming from the crash are pending, she added.