Vigil held for driver in fatal SPCA crash in New Castle

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Vigil held for driver after fatal SCPA crash. Sharrie Williams reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on July 10, 2017. (WPVI)

A vigil was held for a mother of five who died when her car slammed into the Brandywine Valley SPCA in New Castle, Delaware.

A crowd gathered at the scene to remember 36-year-old Latoya Cooper.

Police say Cooper lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the shelter on South Street early Sunday morning.

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Woman, animals killed after crash into SPCA building. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on July 9, 2017.



Cooper and three cats died in the crash and the ensuing fire.

But 98 other animals were rescued and many of them still need new homes.

"We still have a lot of dogs moving through from the temporary facilities into our shelters. We've had a great response from the communities. Here in West Chester alone we had 56 adoptions of cats and dogs yesterday, but we still have a lot of animals that need homes," Linda Torelli of the BVSPCA said.

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Animals rescued from SPCA fire on July 9, 2017.


The Brandywine SPCA is requesting financial donations to help cover the building damage, and to pay for the animals' medical care.
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