Excessive speed, prescription drugs blamed in fatal Chester car crash

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Autopsy results and witnesses led state police to conclude that a combination of excessive speed and prescription drugs were to blame for a deadly head-on collision on Route 17 in Chester.According to police, Colleen Banks crossed over a median and slammed her Ford SUV into Amy Fulton's 2005 Ford SUV Wednesday. Banks died on impact and an autopsy showed she had prescription drugs in her system. Fulton and her two daughters survived. Fulton?s car was equipped with an event data recorder, also known as a black box. The same electronic sensor that triggers the deployment of a car's airbags can record and store information.

The black box can record breaking, seatbelt usage, speed changes and velocity. Police say collision reconstructionists use the information to support findings in an accident.

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