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Accident claims life of local woman


A head-on collision early Sunday morning claimed the life of Connersville woman.

Denise L. Snider, 42, 306 N. Fountain St., died in surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis as a result of the accident.

According to the accident report by Connersville Police Officer Dean Rowland, Paul J. Timmerman of  Okeana, Ohio, had been traveling northbound in the inside lane in the 1900 block of Park Road shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

He saw a southbound vehicle coming across the center line into his lane of traffic. As he attempted to get to the outside lane, he could not avoid the oncoming vehicle, Timmerman told the officer.

Snider apparently did not wear a seat belt or shoulder harness. Damage could be seen to the steering wheel and windshield, Rowland said. 

He reported that it did not appear she had been using her cellphone at the time of the accident.

Fayette County Emergency Medical Services and Connersville Fire Department personnel treated Snider at the scene and transfered her for transportation by medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital. 

The Marion County Coroner’s office notified CPD Lt. Mike McCreary about 6 a.m. that Snider had succumbed to her injuries. 

Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Gray assisted at the scene.

Snider’s full obituary appears on page A2.