Two women killed when SUV slams into their golf cart

Published online: Mar 04, 2016 Golf News

WATERTOWN, N.Y.—Two women with ties to Northern New York died in an unusual accident involving an SUV slamming into their golf cart in Florida on Feb. 20.

Nancy Ann Von Nostitz, 66, a retired elementary principal from LaFargeville, and Marsha K. Eger, 68, who was the spokeswoman for Genesis HealthCare of New York in Watertown, were killed when their golf cart was struck by a Cadillac SUV after its driver David K. McMurray, suffered a medical condition, according to officers with the Florida Highway Patrol.

Mr. McMurray lost consciousness before the accident, police said. The accident happened on County Route 466A in the Villages, Fla., a gated community for seniors in central Florida.

Ms. Von Nostitz had lived there since 2013.

She was driving the golf car on a path along a roadway when the SUV jumped a curb and onto the shoulder. After hitting a speed limit sign, the SUV accelerated before hitting the golf cart, the Florida Highway patrol said. Ms. Eger was a passenger.

Police said both women were ejected from the golf cart, and neither were wearing seat belts. Both died at a nearby hospital.

LaFargeville Superintendent Travis W. Hoover said that Ms. Von Nostitz was the district’s first elementary principal after the district added the position from a K-12 principal.

Working in the district from 2002 to 2006, she also served as the school psychologist and the chairwoman of the district’s Committee on Special Education at the same time she was principal.