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Meador investigation ends as mystery

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick police say a woman was driving 106 miles per hour when she crashed her car through three fences, and died.

It happened August 1st at Olympia and Highlands Drive, where the speed limit is only 35 miles per hour.

An investigation showed 53 year old Sally Meador's car did not have any mechanical problems. Toxicology reports found no drugs or alcohol in her system.

So why was she driving so fast? "We'll probably never know, " says Officer Lee Cooper, lead investigator of the Meador accident. "We ruled out a lot of different things. At this point, we do know it's a miracle that there wasn't another vehicle involved with that kind of speed through an intersection."

Police say speed and the fact that Meador wasn't wearing a seat belt led to her death. They say unless new evidence is discovered, the investigation is closed.