By Evamarie Socha

The Daily Item

SHAMOKIN -- A Shamokin woman died Monday night of injuries she suffered when she was thrown from a pickup truck that rolled on an icy Coal Township road, the Northumberland County coroner confirmed Tuesday.

Sheena (Camp) Picarella, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident along Route 901 in Northumberland County, between Ranshaw and Excelsior, Coroner James Kelley announced in a press release.

Picarella and Gary Cassilli, 49 of Shamokin, were in the vehicle, but Coal Township police have not determined who was driving or if charges will be filed, patrolman Terry Ketchem said.

Picarella had been thrown from the green 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck that rolled over a guard rail after it went out of control on a bridge at about 8:30, police reported.

Kelley reported Picarella's cause of death as "blunt force trauma to the head and neck" and manner of death as accidental. Picarella was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck, Kelley said.

Cassilli suffered moderate injuries, according to police, and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

Police reported that the truck struck a guide rail and, according to a witness at the scene, flipped several times before coming to rest at the bottom of an embankment on the north side of Route 901. Memorial wishes began to appear on Picarella's Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, on which she identified herself as Sheena Camp. Ruth Martz, of Mount Carmel, wrote that she had been asked by Picarella's family to post on the page of Picarella's death.

Picarella recently had been widowed. Her husband, David Picarella, 60, of Shamokin, died suddenly in August, according to his obituary in The Daily Item.

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