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Driving lesson turns deadly for Texas woman

Published On: Apr 03 2013 11:33:40 AM CDT
Fatal crash
HOUSTON (AP) -

A woman who wasn't licensed to drive has died and her 10-year-old son is critically injured after she commandeered a vehicle and drove it into the front of a furniture store.
    
Houston police say the woman was a passenger Tuesday in an SUV along with her son and daughter. A man was driving the vehicle but his relationship to the others was not immediately known.
    
The group had stopped in a parking lot and the man and girl got out of the SUV. The 28-year-old woman told the man she wanted to learn to drive and hopped into the driver's seat. She released the hand brake and accelerated forward, striking the store and a parked vehicle.
    
The woman died at the scene. Police did not release her identity.