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Laptop kills woman in car crash

Laptop kills woman in car crash

The death of a woman whose laptop hit her in the neck during a car accident has prompted police to warn others. Failing to secure belongings before driving, they say, can be fatal.

Heather Storey, 25, of Delta, Canada, died last month when a tow truck hit her car. Police say she probably would have survived the accident were it not for her laptop in the backseat, according to a CBC News report. The force from the collision sent the computer flying, hitting her in the back and neck, police said.

“She simply didn’t have it secured within the confines of her car, and ultimately it has been the instrument of her death,” RCMP Sgt. Roger Morrow said. Storey’s brother, Michael Pratt, said she often stored the laptop in a backpack in her back seat. Pratt and mother Marilyn Storey also joined the police in sending out a message.


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