Bala Cynwyd Woman Dies in Wynnewood Crash

Two others were also injured, Lower Merion police said.

An 84-year-old Bala Cynwyd woman was killed and two other women were injured in a two-car accident on West Wynnewood Road Thursday afternoon, Lower Merion police said.

Joan Gewirtz, 84, of Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, was pronounced dead on arrival after being transported to Lankenau Hospital, police said.

Around 4:19 p.m.  Thursday, a Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound on West Wynnewood Road collided with a Toyota Camry traveling westbound. Gewirtz was a passenger in the Corolla. Both drivers, from Wynnewood and Havertown respectively, suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment, police said.

West Wynnewood Road was closed between Lancaster Avenue and Argyle Road through 8 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by Lower Merion Police, but excessive speed does not appear to be a causation factor, police said.


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