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UPDATE (8:28pm) by Geoff Redick:

67-year-old Linda Brown of Elba was the victim in today's crash. State Police are still investigating, but confirm that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

State Police confirm this evening that an Elba woman has died, after her car slammed into a tree on North Byron Road in the Town of Elba.

According to troopers at the scene, Brown was alone in her vehicle, westbound on North Byron Road at 3:34pm this afternoon. For unknown reason, the car drifted off the south shoulder. It sped straight into a grove of trees, sending a tree-trunk through the driver's side door.

Original reports from a witness on-scene said the woman was still breathing. But first responders were not able to detect any vital signs, and she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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