Lewisboro crash on I-684 kills two women

The New York State Police headquarters for Troop The New York State Police headquarters for Troop F on Thiells Mount Ivy Road in Pomona. (Feb. 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

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Two women were killed Saturday after their car struck a tree head-on, State Police said.

Ellen Rann, 70, was driving north at 12:35 p.m. on Interstate 684 in Lewisboro when she veered off road, crossing the right lane and shoulder to the grassy area on the side of the highway where she struck a tree, cops said.

Rann, of Queens, was pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics arrived. Her passenger, a 57-year-old woman from Manhattan, was brought to Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, where she later died from her injuries.

Cops didn't release the identity of the second victim because they hadn't yet reached her family as of late Saturday afternoon.

Police didn't know where the two women were heading, and they said they weren't sure why Rann lost control of her 2010 Honda Civic. They didn't say if other cars were involved in the crash.

Police reopened Interstate 684 on Saturday afternoon after an accident investigation, but the northbound side of the highway was closed again a short time later after a crash in the Katonah-Cross River area near Exit 6. There were no serious injuries reported in the second crash.

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