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Wreck today takes life of city woman

September 10, 2013

    An early-morning crash just south of Decatur has claimed the life of a Decatur woman.
    According to information released by the Adams County Sheriff's Department, emergency crews were dispatched at 2:28 a.m. today to U.S. 33 just southeast of Salem Road. The preliminary report states that a vehicle driven by Helen L. Cooper, 58, of Decatur, was traveling southbound on U.S. 33 and crossed the center line, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Michael G. Mitchel of Decatur.
    Mrs. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene by Adams County EMS paramedics. Mitchel's condition was not reported.
    The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the sheriff's department and the Adams County coroner's office.
    The Decatur Fire Department, Decatur Police Department and Monroe Rescue squad assisted at the scene.

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