September 24, 2018
It was Nov. 20, 2012. Mary Litterer had all the makings of Thanksgiving dinner in the trunk of her Lincoln Continental as she drove west on the Avenue of the Saints from Charles City. When she neared the intersection near Floyd going 60 miles per hour, life changed in an instant.
“I can’t figure out how he didn’t see me,” said Mary of the 76-year-old driver who crossed her path. “It was 6 p.m. in November, so it was dark, but he had to have seen my headlights coming at him when he entered the intersection.”
Although she had only seconds to react before crashing broadside into the van that was crossing in front of her, she said, “All I could think about was trying to miss the driver’s side door so the crash wouldn’t kill the driver.”