2 women killed after car smashes into convenience store

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — Two women have died and another remains in the hospital after their car smashed into a gas station convenience store along Route 8 around shortly after midnight Sunday.

According to Middlesex Police, three women were in the car. One 39-year-old woman in the front passenger seat died in the crash, two others were taken to the hospital. On Monday, a second woman, 36-year-old Patricia Collins, died from her injuries.

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Police said DUI is suspected to be a factor in the Butler County crash. Officers said the car was on Dwellington Road, crossed Route 8 and smashed into the store that was closed.

Investigators said there were witness reports that the car was traveling at least 50 mph and went airborne at one point before stopping completely inside that store.

Here is a map showing where the crash occurred:

This is a developing story. Channel 11′s Lori Houy will have the latest details from investigators on 11 Morning News.