Elderly woman killed, driver arrested in Melbourne crash, police say

Melbourne police are investigating a deadly crash that killed a passenger and injured a driver.

On Thursday, officers responded to a crash on Sarno Road and Croton Road.


Police said a Kia utility vehicle was traveling eastbound on Sarno Road when a Dodge pickup truck traveling westbound made a left turn onto Croton Road causing the crash.

The driver of the Dodge, 56-year-old James Patton, was arrested for driving impaired and transported to the Brevard County Jail Complex.

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Both the driver and passenger of the Kia were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

According to a news release, on Friday, the passenger, of the Kia, a 91-year-old West Melbourne woman, died from her injuries.

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This crash remains under investigation and is being investigated as a traffic homicide, police said.

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