STANFORD — City police have released details of the fatal traffic accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 27 and U.S. 150 near Wal-Mart.
Police say Debra Negaard, 40, of Danville, ran a stop light about 3 p.m. while heading east on U.S. 150. Negaard, whose birthday was Sunday, struck a Honda traveling south on U.S. 27, driven by Tamara K. May, 45, of Lancaster.
May was transported to Fort Logan Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Lincoln County Deputy Coroner Farris Marcum.
Negaard was treated at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Both women were wearing seat belts, said police, but May’s Toyota Camry was struck several times during the accident.
After the initial impact, both vehicles spun out of control and struck a third car, driven by Brittani Singleton of Waynesburg. Singleton suffered minor injuries.
The intersection was closed for about three hours.
Toxicology samples have been sent to the forensics lab for testing, said police, but alcohol is not believed to have been involved. The investigation is still pending, but no charges are being sought against Negaard.