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Fiery Crash at Animal Shelter Kills Driver, Relocates 100 Animals

Posted: Jul 10, 2017 2:01 PM Updated:
Early Sunday's crash scene at the Brandywine Valley SPCA's facility in New Castle County, Del. (Photo credit: Brandywine Valley SPCA Facebook page) Early Sunday's crash scene at the Brandywine Valley SPCA's facility in New Castle County, Del. (Photo credit: Brandywine Valley SPCA Facebook page)

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A fiery crash has led to one woman's death and the relocation of nearly 100 animals after a vehicle crashed into a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals building in New Castle County, Del.

The driver, identified as 33-year-old Latoya Cooper, and three cats died in the fire early Sunday. Brandywine Valley SPCA staff and Cooper's family arranged a Monday vigil for the mother of five children.

The SPCA's marketing and programs director Linda Torelli says one cat remains in treatment for burns and smoke inhalation. She says 36 cats and 62 dogs were relocated to temporary housing.

Torelli says significant damage has indefinitely closed the New Castle facility. Donations are being sought to help with costs.

Details about the crash's cause weren't immediately available.

The SPCA planned on holding a vigil in Cooper's memory at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its New Castle campus.   

The animals at the Brandywine Valley SPCA had to be taken to temporary housing after Sunday's crash. (Photo credit: Brandywine Valley SPCA Facebook page)

 

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