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WOMAN DIES AS CAR PLUNGES INTO POOL

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An elderly woman drowned at her Brentwood home Friday when she accidentally accelerated her luxury sports car, which crashed through a gate and plunged into a swimming pool, police said.

Virginia Jacobs, 81, stepped on the accelerator of the Jaguar XJ6 in the driveway of her home in the exclusive Brentwood neighborhood at 4:45 p.m., Sgt. Bob Troutt said."She apparently accelerated by accident, lost control of the vehicle, drove through a gate and some bushes and then into a pool," Troutt said.

A neighbor called police and the first officer to arrive dove into the pool and pulled out the woman, Troutt said. She was pronounced dead minutes later.