Harry, Elinor Emlet of Falls Church die in car crash

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A couple in their 80s died on Sunday following a car crash.

Harry E. Emlet, Jr., was driving east on Route 50/ Arlington Boulevard with his wife, 85-year-old Elinor K. Emlet, who was riding in the passenger seat of the couple’s car.

Emlet tried to make a left turn near the intersection of Patrick Henry Drive in the Falls Church area shortly before 4 p.m. Police said he didn’t yield to oncoming traffic and a pick-up truck struck the car.

The 83-year-old Emlet and his wife were pronounced dead at the hospital. The couple live in the 3300 block of S. Jefferson Street.

The driver of the westbound car was a 41-year-old man from Rockville. He was treated at the hospital and released.

Police are investigating and have not filed charges.

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