Pharos-Tribune

January 9, 2013

UPDATE: Woman killed in semi crash ID'd

Truck driver unhurt in Cass County accident

by Mike Fletcher
For the Pharos-Tribune

GALVESTON — 9:45 a.m. Jan. 10 update

Cass County Coroner Randy Rozzi released the name of the woman killed in Wednesday's accident.

Myrtle Marie Cornell, 94, Galveston, died of blunt force trauma, Rozzi said. Family notification was delayed because of an inability to contact family members who lived in Indianapolis.

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A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when her car was hit broadside by a semitrailer at Ind. 18 and 500 East in Cass County.

The woman’s name was not released pending family notification, Cass County Coroner Randy Rozzi said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 1 p.m. crash.

The woman was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix north on 500 East when she drove into the path of the semi driven by an Illinois man. The semi was traveling west on Ind. 18 and tried to stop.

After hitting the car, the semi and the car came to a rest on the north side of Ind. 18.

The driver of the truck, Gary Schoonveld, 53, Justice, Ill., was not injured. Cass County deputies were also assisted by Galveston Police Department, Galveston Fire Department and Young America Fire Department.