Elderly woman killed in car crash in Greene County

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GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An elderly woman from Stanardsville was killed in a car crash on Route 33 in Greene County around 10:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Virginia state police say Eloise Giles was driving a Honda Fit that struck a pickup truck. Giles later died at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was 97 years old.

Police say the driver of the truck, 87-year-old James Raines, was driving across Route 33 from Greencroft Boulevard, and Giles was unable to avoid hitting the truck.

The impact caused the Honda to spin around.

Raines is charged with failing to yield the right of way. He suffered serious injuries.

Police say both Giles and Raines were wearing seat belts.



 
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