Peru woman dies in Cass Count crash

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A two car crash Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Peru woman.

Posted: Dec 1, 2020 3:09 PM

CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A two car crash Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Peru woman. According to the Indiana State Police, around 9:44 a.m. officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S.24 and Logansport Road.

An early investigation revealed that B. Scott McCoy Sr., 52, Peru, IN, was driving on Logansport Road crossing U.S. 24. The Mercury, for an undetermined reason, pulled into the path of a westbound semi that was pulling an empty box trailer. The Volvo, driven by Harold Clinch, 55, Milan, MO, hit the Mercury in the passenger’s side.

Shownelle McCoy, 44, Peru, IN, the passenger in the Mercury, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. B. Scott McCoy Sr. was flown from the crash scene with unknown injuries to a Fort Wayne hospital. The driver of the semi was not injured.

This is an ongoing investigation. At this time neither the consumption of alcoholic beverages nor narcotics is suspected as having contributed to this crash.

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