Woman Dies After Car Accident

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 3, 2006 at 10:04 PM EST

An elderly woman dies after getting into a car accident.

85-year-old Violet Pedersen died yesterday from her injuries.

She was hurt in a vehicle accident on Thanksgiving day.

State Police say Pederson was driving on county route 32 in the Town of Greene.

That's when another driver crossed into her lane, hitting her head-on.

That car was driven by 20-year-old Joseph Russell.

Russell was taken to the hospital and later released.

Police ticketed him for failing to keep right.

They also cited him for some marijuana found in his vehicle.

Russell's passenger, 21-year-old Melissa Lashway, is still in serious condition at Wilson Hospital.

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