Woman injured when car drives into crowd in Parma Heights passes away

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PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — A woman injured when a car drove into a crowd at a concert in Parma Heights Sunday has passed away.

Kathleen McDonald, 61, of Parma, passed away Tuesday, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A 74-year-old driver plowed across an outdoor dance floor, injuring a total of eight people. It happened around 7 p.m. in the parking lot between the police station and Greenbrier Commons, where a city-sponsored summer concert had drawn about 150 people.

Police said the driver was backing a 2009 Nissan Sentra out of a parking spot when she hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Surveillance footage shows the vehicle did a full 360 in reverse, crashing through the barricaded dance floor with about a dozen people on it, and into a utility pole and another car, according to investigators.

Police tell Fox 8’s Matt Wright that two of the victims remain hospitalized. One is in critical condition and another is in stable condition.

The incident is still under investigation.

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