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Woman crushed to death while sitting on couch and watching TV after robber rammed stolen car into her home

By Mason White 1:32 PM February 10, 2017
Sarah Ruth Joshua
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after an elderly woman was crushed to death in her home while sitting on a couch and watching television, according to police in Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that a black man rammed a stolen Lincoln Navigator into the home located on West 31st Street, killing 66-year-old Sarah Ruth Joshua.

Joshua’s 43-year-old nephew was also in the home at the time of the incident, but he was in another room. The suspect fled from the scene before police arrived.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday night around 10:00 p.m.
Joshua was pronounced dead at the scene.

The home was left with extensive damage, and the stolen SUV was completely destroyed. Witnesses at the scene saw the black man running away from the house.

They described him as about 5 feet and 8 inches tall, and he was wearing a hoodie and jeans. Police believe that the suspect was also involved in a hit and run incident on West 36th Street.