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Retired priest injures crowd after Good Friday service

An 89-year-old woman died and four others were injured after a retired priest drove his car into a crowd Friday following a Good Friday service at a church in western Pennsylvania.

Madelyn Romell was hit by the car while she was waiting for a ride outside of St. Maurice Church in Forest Hills, Penn., said CNN News.

Officials said Romell, whose leg was severed in the accident, died at an area hospital.

The retired priest had just finished helping with an afternoon service was driving around the church entrance when his car accelerated into the crowd, said the Los Angeles Times.

The other four people injured did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Romell attended services daily and her husband was in the crowd but was not injured.