LEWIS RUN — A 50-year-old Shikellamy High School graduate died of injuries suffered in a crash in Corydon Township, McKean County, when a pickup truck spun out of control on a wet road and ran into the car in which she was a passenger, state police at Kane said.
Sherry L. Hayter, of Lewis Run, a 1976 Shikellamy graduate, was one of four passengers in the eastbound 2002 Buick Century, which was driven by her sister, Cathy J. DiBonaventura, 52, of Sunbury, troopers said. The Ford F-150 truck, driven by Jay C. Darwin, 52, of Sugargrove, slid out of the westbound lane in heavy rain, crossed the center line, hit the passenger side of the Buick and rolled over. The accident happened at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday on Route 59, two miles west of the Warren County line.
Hayter was taken from the crash scene by ambulance to Warren General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Cristen J. Deibler, 25, of Sunbury, also a passenger in the Buick, was taken to the same hospital with what police described as a major injury, but a nursing supervisor refused to release any information on her condition Thursday night.
DiBonaventura and the other two passengers in her car, 5-year-old girls, also from Sunbury, were injured as well, according to police. The children were in child-safety seats, and all of the others were secured by seat belts.
Darwin, the driver of the Ford, suffered minor injuries but refused treatment, police said.
Hayter was a graduate of the Geisinger School of Nursing. She formerly was a private-duty nurse, specializing in pediatric care.
There will be a private family funeral at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Sunbury. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.