A mother of two who collided with a tractor-trailer rig Wednesday on her way to work at a Columbia City beauty salon has died.
Rachel Anderson, 28, was driving southwest on Indiana 205 in a 1995 Ford Mustang when it crossed the centerline and sideswiped the oncoming rigs trailer, police said.
The crash occurred about 11:20 a.m. at Whitley County Road 300 East. Anderson was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She died at 1:18 a.m. Thursday. The truck driver, Timmy High, 56, of Waterloo, was uninjured, the sheriffs department said.
Andersons mother, Jane Goldwood, said her daughter was born and raised in Columbia City, attended high school there and later graduated from cosmetology school.
Anderson lived in Churubusco and was headed to Exotic Nails & Hair in Columbia City when the crash occurred. She had been a hairstylist, coloring expert and nail technician there for a couple of years, her mother said.
She thoroughly loved her job and worked very hard to support her two boys by herself, Goldwood said.
Anderson enjoyed riding her motorcycle. She just recently got endorsed to ride motorcycles, and she was very proud, her mother said.
Goldwood said her daughter had several tattoos and would often dye her hair bright colors, like pink or aqua. She was very, very unique and a very, very loving mother, she said.
Anderson is survived by her mother; stepfather; Max Goldwood II; father, Rodney Sheets; and sons Zavier, 6, and Zander, 4.