Car Crash Claims Life of Cornell Student

Car Crash Claims Life of Cornell Student

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On Monday, April 3, 2017, a 20-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of a crash that occurred on Interstate 80 in Warren County. This is just miles away from the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Peiran “Joyce” Shi, who was from Shenzhen, China, was a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in the school’s College of Arts and Sciences. She was a rear passenger in a Mercedes-Benz that was headed west, with two other students from Cornell, both of whom were sitting in the front seat, and suffered minor injuries.

Following the collision with another vehicle, a Mitsubishi, the Mercedes-Benz exploded after hitting a tree off Interstate 80 West in Knowlton Township. Ms. Shi was thrown from the car when the Mercedes struck a tree at about 9:30 p.m. at mile-marker 6.2. She was air-lifted to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, where she was declared dead at 11:45 p.m.

The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt-force injuries. The two other students were taken to a hospital in the area and released. The driver of the Mitsubishi and a passenger also sustained minor injuries.

Ms. Shi intended to major in physics, and participated in several academic and extra-curricular activities at Cornell, including foreign languages, electronic circuits and karate.

Police say that after the collision, the Mercedes spun out of control and struck a guardrail, overturned, and hit many trees off the highway. Police are conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash. They claim it is too soon to state who was responsible for causing the crash. And they are not releasing the names of the motorists or the other passenger in the Mercedes.

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