N.Y. woman dies, four hurt in I-95 crash

May 19, 2002

A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman was killed and four members of her family were injured yesterday afternoon when their van hit a divider on Interstate 95 south of Eastern Avenue and overturned, police said.

Luz E. Madera, 58, was ejected from the van at about 1:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle accident, which closed three lanes of southbound traffic on I-95 from Eastern Avenue to Kane Street for about three hours, police said.

Madera was a passenger in a 1993 Chevrolet van driven by her husband, Jose Madera, 61, also of Brooklyn. Police believe the van's left rear tire may have fallen off and caused Jose Madera to lose control.

Jose Madera and three other family members, including a toddler, were treated for minor injuries at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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