Woman dies in accident on Tower Road

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:23 p.m.

A Gainesville woman was killed in a two-car accident on Thursday morning in southwest Gainesville.

Chiu Mei Ou, 68, and Rachel Michelle Criss, 35, were involved in the accident, according to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report.

At approximately 9:28 a.m., Ou traveled east on SW 36th Avenue, the report said, and tried to make a left turn in her Honda Accord onto Southwest 75th Street, also known as Tower Road.

Criss, in a Honda Odyssey van, was going south on 75th Street toward the intersection. Ou drove into the path of Criss' van, the report said. The van hit the sedan on the left side.

Ou, 68, was transported to Shands at the University of Florida, where she was pronounced dead. Criss, 35, also of Gainesville, was transported to North Florida Regional Medical Center minor injuries.

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