BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Allison Hoeppner, daughter of former Indiana head football coach Terry Hoeppner and wife Jane, died in a traffic accident Saturday morning.
Hoeppner, 45, of Bloomington, was pronounced dead at the intersection of Ind. 37 and Old Ind. 37 South at around midnight, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.
Hoeppner had attempted to turn her 2003 Subaru northbound onto Ind. 37, when her car was struck by a 2003 Prevost bus operated by 42-year-old Johnathan Brewer, of Haptonville, N.C.
An investigation determined that Hoeppner had the right of way, and Brewer had failed to stop at the traffic light.
Police arrived at the scene just after midnight. While there was no evidence of impairment, police said, Brewer was transported to IU Health Bloomington to get blood drawn.
The Indiana Department of Athletics honored Allison with a moment of silence prior to Saturday’s Indiana-Wake Forest game.
IU VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FRED GLASS:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Allison Hoeppner. A beloved member of the IU Athletics family, Allison was a brave cancer survivor, a tireless advocate for cancer research, and a loving and devoted mother, daughter and friend who possessed her father’s infectious enthusiasm and love of life. On behalf of Hoosiers everywhere, we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Hoeppner family.”
IU HEAD FOOTBALL COACH KEVIN WILSON:
“We are shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy. The Hoeppners mean a great deal, not only to me and my family, but to the entire IU Football family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane and the Hoeppner family.”