Bedridden woman killed when pickup truck crashes into her Brick Township home

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Authorities say a bedridden woman was killed when a pickup truck crashed into the side of her home in Ocean County.

Brick Township police say the crash occurred around 9 a.m. Tuesday, as an 86-year-old driver pulled the pickup into a small shopping plaza. The driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the side of the home, which is next to the plaza.

Police say that the pickup then went into the living room, where 55-year-old Barbara Anne Filan was staying. Filan's husband and their adult son were also in the home but were not hurt.

The driver, identified by police as William McEvoy, was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Brick Township Police Chief Jim Riccio says that the crash remains under investigation.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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