A two car crash on US 35, (the Muncie Bypass,) and E. McGalliard Rd. shortly before 5 p.m. this evening claimed the life of a Selma woman. Troopers arrived to find a blue Ford station wagon in the north bound lanes of the bypass, and a red Toyota car in the west bound lane of McGalliard Rd. on the northeast corner of the intersection.
The preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Coley McCutcheon revealed that the blue station wagon, driven by Janet Bonham, age 65 of Selma, was turning east onto McGalliard from the south bound lanes of the Muncie Bypass, when it turned into the path of a north bound Toyota, driven by Curtis Bow Jr., age 47 of Muncie.
Bonham was transported from the crash scene by Delaware County EMS, but later succumbed to her injuries at IU Health’s Ball Memorial Hospital. Bow was not injured in the crash. The crash had the north bound lanes of the Muncie Bypass closed for over 2 hours.
Trooper McCutcheon was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Jeff Zeiger, Troopers Tom Harbison, Scott Beamon and Mark Hanna, as well as Muncie City Police, Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware County EMA and EMS and Northwest Towing.