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Elderly woman killed in North Shore golf cart accident

Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 9:52 PM CDT
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ABITA SPRINGS (WVUE) - One woman is dead following a golf cart crash near Abita Springs.

A police spokesperson for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 on Quimet Drive northeast of Abita Springs. Officials say a family member called to report an elderly woman had crashed a golf cart.

The parish coroner identified the woman as 85-year-old Valentina Briyukova. She was riding in a golf cart when it overturned, pinning her neck beneath the roll bar, authorities say.

Briyukova was pronounced dead on the scene.

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