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Sleeping Sarasota woman killed when car slams into home

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The car struck the home early Saturday morning. The car struck the home early Saturday morning.
Weeks, 24, was injured in the crash. She is now being held without bond. Weeks, 24, was injured in the crash. She is now being held without bond.
Eleanor Ball, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene. Eleanor Ball, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene.
SARASOTA, FL (WFLA) - A 62-year-old Sarasota woman was killed early Saturday morning when a fleeing suspect crashed her vehicle into a home.

Eleanor Ball, who was sleeping in a back bedroom at the time, died at the scene. The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m.

Jakeilah R. Weeks, a 24-year-old Tampa resident, is facing a variety of charges including vehicular homicide. She was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Once she is medically cleared the suspect will be booked into the Sarasota County Jail.
 
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According to a Sarasota Police Department report officers were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of 29th St. in response to a domestic battery/burglary call. Investigators say Weeks had broken into the home of her ex-boyfriend and was attempting to flee.

As officers arrived Weeks jumped into a vehicle and sped away. The officers chased the car on foot to keep visual contact on the suspect as she fled north on Maple Ave. A few seconds later Weeks’ vehicle veered into a residence located at 1728 32nd St.

The car went through a side wall of the structure and into the bedroom where Ball was sleeping. In addition to the vehicular homicide charge Weeks will also be facing two counts of battery, one count of burglary and one count of obstruction.

Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.
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