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Two women pronounced dead at scene of crash in Leesburg

Two women were killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash in Leesburg that had one northbound lane of U.S. Hwy. 441 shut down for three and a half hours.

The fatal collision happened at 11:29 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 441 and Mark Road, according to the Leesburg Police Department.

Police said a 2001 Lincoln carrying two women was southbound on U.S. Hwy. 441 when the driver, identified as Jacqueline Edmonds, 79, attempted to make a left turn onto Mark Road into Brittany Estates mobile home park but traveled into the path of a 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The two vehicles collided in the northbound lane and came to rest on the shoulder.

Edmonds and her 81-year-old female passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger’s name withheld was withheld by police pending next of kin notification.

The driver of the truck was not injured, said police spokesman Capt. Joe Iozzi.

The crash remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Traffic Unit.

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