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Palmyra woman dies in 2-car crash

A Palmyra woman was killed Saturday, May 8, when she pulled out in front of another car west of New Salisbury.
Wilma L. Stone, 71, was driving her Dodge Stratus south on Shady Estates Circle Road about 7:55 p.m. Saturday when she pulled onto S.R. 64 in front of a car driven by Eric C. Royse, 16, of Ramsey, according to Lt. Chris Walden of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept.
Royce, who was driving a Dodge Intrepid, was traveling west on S.R. 64.
Harrison County Coroner Chad Cesar said Stone, who was wearing a seat belt, died from a broken neck.
Royse and a passenger in his car, 16-year-old Roxanne L. Carlisle, also of Ramsey, were taken to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, where they were treated for minor injuries, police said. Both Royse and Carlisle were wearing seat belts.
Police said the crash is still under investigation.
Stone was a native of New Salisbury and a member of New Salisbury Full Gospel Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, and a grandson, Jason Stone.
Survivors include four sons, Garry Stone of Salem, David Stone of Pekin, Danny Stone of Scottsburg and Billy Stone of New Salisbury; two daughters, Sharron Campbell of Salem and Tracy Byrd of Milltown; a brother, Charles Lone of Corydon; two sisters, Helen Allison of Salem and Esther Thomas of New Salisbury; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation continues Wednesday, May 12, after 9 a.m. until time of funeral at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
The funeral is Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Central Barren Cemetery.

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