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Woman dies after suffering medical emergency, crashing car at Westlake Speedway gas station

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Sep 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 19:09:56-04

A woman has died after suffering a medical emergency and losing control of her car in Westlake on Saturday.

Police say preliminary investigation indicates 67-year-old Janet Read lost control of her car, hitting a concrete barrier and then a second car. That car was then pushed into a 61-year-old woman who was standing nearby. 

Read's car then went into reverse, hit some fixtures at the Speedway gas station on Detroit Avenue, moved forward, hit a light pole, went into reverse again, hit a brick wall and then came to a stop. 

Read was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center.