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Young woman killed after her long blond hair gets caught in car’s steering wheel

By Mason White 10:47 AM July 30, 2014
Caterina Alzetta 

By: Anika Rao
A young woman is dead thanks to her long blond hair, police in Italy said.

The woman’s father, who is the head of the town’s ambulance service, is devastated after his daughter’s long blond hair became entangled on the steering wheel of her car.

20-year-old Caterina Alzetta, and her brother Pietro, were driving in Montereale Valcellina, when she lowered the window and the high wind cause her to become stuck in the steering wheel.

She tried to pull free. That is when she caused her Ford Fiesta, to veer into oncoming traffic. She was pronounced dead at the scene, but her brother survived.

“My daughter’s hair was thick and long, but tragically her hair became entangled in the steering wheel. When she moved her head, the car was veered of course,” Michele Alzetta the father of the victim, said.

She is survived by her four brothers, her father and her mother. Two passengers in the other car, 40-year-old brothers, were taken to a hospital, but are expected to recover.