Friends and Family Remember Victim in Horrific US 30 Crash

By Stephanie Parkinson

January 10, 2013 Updated Jan 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM EDT

Monroeville, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Friends and family are grieving the loss of their loved ones after a tragic crash took the lives of two local women.

The crash happened late Tuesday morning on U.S. 30 at Doyle Road in New Haven. Police say the driver of the semi truck involved in the crash didn't slow down before coming through the intersection.

Five cars were involved. 65-year-old Suzanne Stephenson from Monroeville, Indiana was driving one of those cars when she was killed.

"She had a passion for her family, and her friends and her flowers, she loved her flowers. And she loved to have fun and we all had fun when we were with her,” said Cindy Middleton, Suzanne’s Friend.

"She loved life a lot, she was good at a lot of things, she always had a smile on her face while she was with family,” said Mia Stephenson, Suzanne’s Grandaughter.

Stephenson called Monroeville home for 40 years. It's where she raised her family and it's a community she took a strong interest in, serving on the town council for 18 years.

"One of the things that amazed me, and I admired most about her was that she kept in touch with every friend she ever had. It's just amazing that she could do that, not many of us do,” said Middleton.

Mia says some of her favorite memories are playing games with her grandmother. She says every day with her was different and that's what always made their time together so special.

"I think she loved, all of us a lot. I think family meant a lot to her,” said Mia.

At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the crash but an investigation is ongoing.

And although we still don't know the identity of the driver of the semi INC has confirmed that he is losing his job with the trucking company and he is currently in crisis counseling.




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