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New Albany woman dies of crash injuries

A New Albany woman, Kimberly E. Gresham-Cook, enroute from Elizabeth to New Albany early Sunday morning, died later that day at University Hospital in Louisville of massive head injuries suffered in a two-car crash on S.R. 111.
Gresham, 21, was a half-mile north of S.R. 211 when her car, a 1993 Toyota, crossed the center line on the wet pavement and collided with a 1999 Ford driven by Rebecca Mason of Corydon, according to the Indiana State Police, Sellersburg Post.
Police said Mason was wearing a seat belt; Gresham was not.
‘In the opinion of the investigating officer, seat belts would have lessened the injuries,’ police said.
Mason, 26, sustained a broken leg and was transported to Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Gresham was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at the hospital.
There were no passengers in either vehicle.
State police investigated the crash with assistance from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. and Harrison County Emergency Medical Services.
A native of New Albany, born Nov. 21, 1982, she was the daughter of Sharon I. Gresham of New Albany and the late William Edward Gresham.
She was an employee of Super 8 Motel in Corydon.
Survivors besides her mother include four brothers, Steve A. Gresham, Curtis Missi and William (Billy) Cook Jr., all of New Albany, and Raymond Gresham Jr. of English; and three sisters, Lisa Cook of Homestead, Fla., Amy Hicks of New Albany and Kristina McCurry of Palmyra.
Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 3 to 8 p.m. at R.D. Pyke Funeral Home in Henryville.
The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Mike Staggs will officiate.

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