Elderly woman killed after car hits retirement home van

Elfriede Nemeth // Texas Department of Public Safety Photo

An elderly woman lost her battle for life after a van belonging to a Harlingen retirement home was involved in a three-car accident.

Harlingen police confirmed that the fatal accident happened off the 800 block of Camelot Drive at 6:46 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said a Dodge Caliber swerved into oncoming traffic hitting a van belonging to the nearby Golden Palms Retirement Center.

The accident sent the retirement home van into a pickup truck.

Paramedics rushed the driver and two passengers and driver of the retirement van as well as the driver of the Dodge Charger to the hospital.

Harlingen police reported that 80-year-old Elfriede Nemeth died at the hospital.

No charges have been filed at this time but the accident remains under investigation.

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