Pa. Mom of 9 killed after high-speed chase

March 18, 2011 5:23:37 AM PDT
Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a man fleeing police at speeds up to 120 mph caused a crash that killed a mother of nine.

Washington Township police say the pursuit began after they received a complaint of someone driving recklessly Wednesday night. An officer attempted to stop the car but the driver fled.

Police say the pursuit accelerated to 120 mph before the officer crashed. Police say the driver continued into Waynesboro, where he ran a red light and caused a three-car accident.

The Franklin County coroner says 45-year-old Judithann Clement of Waynesboro died Thursday morning. Friends say her nine children range from toddlers to young adults.

Twenty-year-old David Szumigala, of Ocean Springs, Miss., has been charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses. Court records did not list an attorney.