Intoxicated woman killed sitting in middle of country road

WATERVILLE – A heavily-intoxicated woman was killed late Monday night when she was struck by an SUV while she was sitting in the middle of Little Pine Creek Road, just north of Boone Road, according to state police.

Theresa R. Craft, 45, of Schulenburg, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene following the 11:05 p.m. accident, Chief Deputy Coroner Jerold Ross said.

Craft died of multiple blunt-force trauma injuries she suffered when she was struck by a southbound Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Tamala A. Cornelius, of Linden.

Craft and her boyfriend both work for the natural gas industry and were renting a cabin at the nearby Happy Acres Resort, County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. said.

The woman’s medical blood-alcohol level was .30, Kiessling said.

Investigators said Cornelius was traveling under the speed limit but never saw the woman until it was too late to stop.

Investigators have no idea why she was in the middle of the road, but here were reports that she was looking for her cellphone.

Police would like to locate the cellphone. Anyone who finds one in the area is asked to call the Montoursville barracks.