BATH TWP., Ind. -- An 88-year-old woman is dead after she lost control of her car on an icy roadway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Sunday on Bath Road in Franklin County, Ind., which is approximately a quarter of a mile west of Harmony Road in Bath Township.
Marion Ponder, 88, was driving a 2000 Dodge Intrepid westbound on Bath Road when she lost control of her car on an icy stretch of road and went off the south side of the roadway, according to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Bath, Ind. resident then attempted to regain control of her vehicle but overcorrected and spun on ice into the path of an oncoming 2000 GMC Sierra 2500.
The driver of the second vehicle, Jeffrey Coffey, 43, who was traveling eastbound on Bath Road, told deputies he attempted to get out of the way of Ponder’s car but was unable to stop due to the road conditions. He ended up crashing into the driver side of the other vehicle, according to the release.
Ponder was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner.
Coffey, a West College Corner, Ind. resident, was transported by Franklin County medics to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio, for treatment of his injuries. His condition was not available Sunday afternoon but deputies indicated he was able to speak with investigators.
The crash remains under investigation.
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