Evansville, Indiana — January 26, 2011

A 58-year-old Oakland City resident, Judy Coomer, died after sustaining fatal injuries in a two-vehicle, rear-end accident that happened on Wednesday.

Indiana State Police said that the incident happened on Interstate 164 near the New Harmony exit. A 2009 Chevrolet Pickup driven by William Jones, 56, of French Lick, was slowing down due to bad patches of ice in the roadway. During this time, Ms. Coomer was following Mr. Jones’ vehicle and failed to stop when he was slowing, causing her vehicle to rear-end the right side of his pickup.

Ms. Coomer was pronounced dead on the scene, and a passenger in her vehicle–Paul Coomer, 35, of Oakland City–was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville for treatment of unknown injuries. Mr. Jones was not injured in the accident.

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