A Wednesday afternoon accident on Town Bank Road in the North Cape May section of Lower Township has claimed the life of a local woman.

Lower Township Police say the accident occurred just after 1pm. A car driven by Elizabeth A. Caulkins, 70, crossed the center line and swiped an oncoming vehicle, then struck a utility police.

Police say Caulkins was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital, but later died of her injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.