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mother of 3 killed by ice chunk thrown from highway overpass

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by [email protected]#$%, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    ...depressing indeed

    fucking senseless death
    the coroner ruled it a homicide

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A chunk of ice tossed from a highway overpass killed a woman returning from a ski trip with her husband and three children, police said.

    The victim, Elaine C. Cowell, 33, of Mohrsville, who was in the front passenger seat, died Friday evening of blunt force trauma to the chest, officials said. One of the children, who were ages 5, 8 and 10, suffered minor injuries.

    "What was supposed to be a fun day turned out ... to be a tragedy," state police Lt. Edward Koren said Sunday.

    The ice chunk that struck Cowell weighed 15 to 20 pounds, police estimated. The county coroner has ruled her death a homicide.

    "We looked to make sure that something couldn't have fallen," Koren said. "We feel confident that that chunk of ice was thrown."

    Police have investigated at least two similar incidents since Christmas in which snow or ice was reportedly thrown from the same state highway overpass in Whitehall Township, about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. In one case, the ice damaged a vehicle but no one was injured, Koren said.

    The victim's husband, William Cowell, managed to drive about a half-mile to the Lehigh Valley Mall for help, police said.

    "I don't know how he was able to maintain control. You had the complicating factor of the roads getting icy (from new snowfall)," Koren said.

    Elaine Cowell was pronounced dead on arrival at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center.

    A message left at the Cowell residence was not immediately returned Sunday.
  2. railroadjerk

    railroadjerk Guest

    kids were throwing rocks off of overpasses here, it scared the fuck out of everyone.
  3. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2

    fucking assholes reporters, have some fucking respect.
  4. WhAt_dA_fUcK

    WhAt_dA_fUcK Senior Member

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  5. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Immature kids piss me off sometimes. I hope these fucking kids read that article. They should post it around town or somthing.
  6. 15 to 20 lbs? Geez, it sure didn't feel THAT heavy when I held it...
  7. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
  8. But on a serious note, it's ridiculous how some kids fucking around for kicks can cause so much shit... if they haven't confessed already, they will soon. That weight is too much to bear.
  9. Kettiecat

    Kettiecat Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,122 Likes Received: 0
    :eek: not funny
  10. TOR

    TOR Member

    Joined: Nov 5, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 0

    not for some people
  11. ikueism

    ikueism Guest

    me and my boys used to throw rocks from rooftops but we stoped because we made a lady drive into a tree onetime and it wasnt pretty but w/e i grew up.
  12. -MOE LESTER-

    -MOE LESTER- Guest

    i also used to throw shit like rocks, sodas, tree branches off highway passes when i was a rowdy little kid..shit i'l still do that i didnt kno that could kill anyone though
  13. exhibitone

    exhibitone Guest

  14. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,475 Likes Received: 203