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An elderly Cheektowaga woman was killed Friday afternoon in a single-car crash after her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on Bennett Road in Cheektowaga, police reported.

Police believe Lucille Papero, 94, of Como Park Boulevard, may have suffered a medical emergency before her 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, heading eastbound, left the road around 3:30 p.m. and struck a tree in front of 275 Bennett. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The entire front end of the vehicle was mangled by the impact of the crash.

No other injuries were reported and the home sustained minor damage.

An autopsy will be performed today by the Erie County medical examiner to determine the cause of death. The accident remains under investigation.