Lanark Village woman dies in Taylor County crash

Published: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:19 PM.

A prominent member of the Lanark Village community was killed Monday afternoon in a one-car accident in Taylor County.

Sharon H. Thoman, 67, a former president of the board of the Lanark Village Water and Sewer District, died after her car ran off the road around 12:10 p.m. as it was headed westbound on U.S. 98, a little more than one mile west of County Road 647.

Thoman was a staffer at the Florida State University Coastal and marine Lab at Alligator Point.

According to the report filed by Florida Highway patrol crash investigator, Sgt, Aaron Stephens, and homicide investigator Cpl. Scotty Lolley, Thoman’s vehicle exited the roadway to the north shoulder, and she tried to correct by steering to the left, and then overcorrected to the right and lost control of the 2006 Kia Sorrento.

The report said the vehicle overturned an unknown number of times and entered a water-filled ditch, where it came to rest facing southeast on its roof, with Thoman trapped inside, underwater. When they arrived, the state troopers found the vehicle facing north, upright, on the north shoulder, because it was moved by Taylor County Fire and Rescue.

Thoman was taken to Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Perry, and pronounced dead. The report said Thoman was wearing her seatbelt, and that alcohol tests are pending.



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