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  • 20 April 2014, 17:58

Sleeping Woman Killed As Car Crashes Into Home

A Florida woman sleeping in her bedroom has been killed after another woman allegedly fleeing from police crashed her car into her home.

Police say 24-year-old Jakeilah Weeks was attempting to drive away from officers sent to a reported break-in at a nearby home.

Officers were running after the car when Weeks crashed through the side wall of Eleanor Ball's home.

One witness told local television station WTVT-TV it "sounded like a grenade" when the car slammed into the home.

Ms Ball, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Weeks was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later booked into the Sarasota County Jail.

She is charged with vehicular homicide, burglary, battery, petit theft, and obstruction.

Ms Ball's cousin Carolyn Hoosier described her to WTVT as someone you "could say nothing bad about".

She said: "She was just beautiful. I am going to miss her."

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