Friday, May 22, 2015

Services set for car-crash victim

Police said today that the investigation into a one-car crash on Sunday that claimed the life of a 67-year-old Paoli woman and two cats remains under investigation; she will be laid to rest on Friday.

Services set for car-crash victim


Police said today that the investigation into a one-car crash on Sunday that claimed the life of a 67-year-old Paoli woman and two cats remains under investigation.

Friends and relatives of Miriam D. Solomon Perilstein of Paoli, wife of the late Stephen Perilstein, are invited to graveside services Friday at 1 p.m. at Har Nebo Cemetery in Philadelphia followed by a reception at The Fairmount, 41 Conshohocken State Rd. in Bala Cynwyd, according to obituary information. Contributions in her memory may be made to

Westtown-East Goshen police responded to the 700 block of North Chester Road in East Goshen Township at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, where they found Perilstein's overturned 2006 Mazda Miata convertible. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Two cats inside the car also died. Police said it appeared that Perilstein had been traveling west on East Boot Road, missed a stop sign at North Chester Road, crossed both lanes of Chester Road and slammed into a stone wall in front of a building. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-692-5100.

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