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Car slides on ice, hits tree, killing elderly woman in Schuylkill County

Published On: Jan 07 2014 06:06:22 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 08 2014 10:11:49 AM EST

Investigators are blaming ice for a deadly crash in Schuylkill County.

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. -

Investigators are blaming ice for a deadly crash in Schuylkill County Tuesday morning.

One passenger Mary Reed, 81, died at the scene.

The driver, 61-year-old Bonnie Neal, and another passenger- 41-year-old Annie Reed-- were flown to Hershey Medical Center with moderate injuries.

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All three women had Pine Hill Road, Pine Grove addresses.

Police say the car hit a tree after skidding on ice on Sweet Arrow Lake Road in Washington Township around 8 a.m.

None of the women were wearing seat belts, police said.