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Woman believed to be driving over 100 mph killed in car accident

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HALIFAX (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Halifax Fire Chief William Carrico described the road where a Halifax woman was killed in the early morning hours on Saturday as being "like a race track."

Carrico says that South Street was recently paved and that drivers can reach higher speeds as a result of the new pavement.

Investigators believe 26-year-old Caitlin Ledwell was driving over 100 mph on South Street at about 12:20 a.m. when she lost control and slammed into a tree. The car split in half on impact and became fully engulfed by fire.

Ledwell was pulled from the Nissan SUV by residents prior to emergency responders arriving. She was taken to Brockton Hospital with life threatening injuries where she was later declared deceased.

Carrico says he expects to be responding more often to South Street for car accidents because of the new pavement.

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