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An 85-year-old Amherst woman who may have suffered a medical emergency died Sunday afternoon when her car veered off the road and hit a tree, Amherst police reported.

Alice K. Schaefer was driving her 2007 Toyota sedan in the 200 block of Sunrise Boulevard around 4 p.m. when the accident occurred, Police Capt. Patrick McKenna said. Schaefer was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Schaefer may have had a medical issue before the crash, and they asked anyone who witnessed it to call 689-1311.