By Joe Beck - firstname.lastname@example.org
An 85-year-old woman died Monday afternoon when she was struck by a car while walking in the 800 block of South Main Street in Woodstock.
Elizabeth Lovelace of Woodstock died hours after she was taken by ambulance to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and later flown by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center, Woodstock Police Officer John Fox said.
Fox, who investigated the accident, said the impact of the collision sent Lovelace through the window of a northbound 1997 Hyundai Sonata driven by Lena Sherman, 82, of Edinburg. Sherman was ticketed for reckless driving, Fox said.
Fox said witnesses on the street and a passenger with Sherman told him the accident happened as Lovelace tried to cross South Main Street near the area of First Bank. He said "nothing at the scene" indicated to him that Sherman was driving above the posted speed limit of 35 mph.
He said Woodstock police received a call about the crash at 9:45 a.m. He said he found Lovelace "slightly conscious" and suffering from massive lacerations upon his arrival at the scene.
Sherman and her passenger were uninjured in the crash, he said.