Castor Gardens woman dies in car crash

A 36-year-old Castor Gar­dens wo­man died early Sunday of in­jur­ies she re­ceived in a two-car ac­ci­dent in­volving a vehicle that was trav­el­ing north­bound in the south­bound cen­ter lanes of the 7400 block of the Roosevelt Boulevard.

Ale­sha Taylor of the 1200 block of Stirl­ing Street was pro­nounced dead at 3:44 a.m. Sunday, po­lice said. She had a la­cer­a­tion of her liv­er.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a 2001 Buick Park Av­en­ue headed north in the south­bound lanes col­lided with a 2003 Mazda MPV in which Taylor was a pas­sen­ger at about 2:36 a.m. Sunday.

The Mazda’s driver and two pas­sen­gers were taken to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter. The driver, a 33-year-old man, had a broken femur and pos­sible head in­jur­ies, po­lice said. Taylor, whose in­jur­ies ini­tially were lis­ted as minor, and a 3-year-old girl, also with minor in­jur­ies, were taken to Ein­stein, too.

The Buick’s 23-year-old driver was taken to Aria Health’s Frank­ford cam­pus with a dis­lo­cated hip. Her pas­sen­ger, a fe­male of un­known age, was taken to the same hos­pit­al with a broken pel­vis, po­lice said.

As of Monday af­ter­noon, there were no ar­rests or charges, po­lice said.

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