Deadly accident snarls Saw Mill Parkway in Hastings

Police think a woman died after having a medical problem while driving. (3/31/14)

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON - One woman is dead after a minor traffic accident that snarled the morning commute on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Hastings.

Police say a New Jersey woman, in her late 60s, was headed southbound on the parkway around 7:45 a.m. when she crashed into another car.

They think she had some sort of medical issue previous to the crash which caused her to pass away.

The other driver wasn't hurt and there was only minor damage to the two vehicles.

One lane of the parkway was shut down for hours creating a heavy backup for miles.

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