Priest Drives Into Crowd; One Dead

FOREST HILLS, Pa. (AP) - Authorities and witnesses say a priest
drove into a group of churchgoers after a Good Friday service near
Pittsburgh, killing an 89-year-old woman and wounding four other

Madeline Romell's leg had to be amputated shortly after the
Friday afternoon crash in the parking lot of St. Maurice Catholic
Church in Forest Hills. She was pronounced dead about five hours

Four others were hurt, but Forest Hills Mayor Ray Heller Jr.
says their injuries weren't life-threatening. He says the injuries
included a broken leg and a broken arm.

Parishioner Angela Thomas tended to the wounded, including a man
pinned under the car. She says the priest told her the accelerator
just went.

Witnesses say the priest served at St. Maurice's.

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