MORTON — The woman who died in a multi-vehicle accident Monday in Morton has been identified as 78-year-old Marcella Chapman, it was announced Tuesday.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the Morton woman died from blunt-force trauma, Tazewell County Coroner Brian Foley stated in a news release. Toxicology results are pending.
The three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Morton Avenue and Ashland Street involved a car, pickup truck and a semi-trailer. Chapman was driving the car when the accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m.
Chapman was pronounced dead at the scene, Foley said. No other injuries were reported.
The Tazewell County Sheriff’s and Coroner's offices and the Morton Police Department are continuing their investigations.