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Police identify passenger killed in crash on 26th St. and Jefferson

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team has identified the woman who was killed in a crash at Jefferson and 26th Street Thursday afternoon.

The passenger who died was identified as 85-year-old Patricia Sandilands.

Police said Willard Sandilands was driving westbound on Jefferson when he turned southbound onto 26th Street.

While turning, the Sandilands vehicle was struck by a Chrysler 200 traveling eastbound on Jefferson.

Willard was taken to the hospital and remains in the ICU.

Patricia was pronounced deceased.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Debbie 148 days ago
This is a tragic accident. You cannot automatically assume it was the elderly gentleman's fault. A thorough investigation needs to be completed. Even so, this gentleman lost his beloved wife and there is no reason to be rude and make snap decisions. My prayers are with the gentleman who lost his wife and for all involved.
MichelleMarie 148 days ago
So an older man was driving and you automatically blame him??? He lost his wife..... Show some respect
K 149 days ago
Well that's a no brainer on what caused it!!
MichelleMarie K 148 days ago
Maybe you should remember some respect for the deceased. Accidents happen.....
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