A 42-year-old woman was killed when a semi slammed into the back of her car Wednesday morning on U.S. Route 23 at Pittsburgh Road in Circleville.

The Pickaway County Sheriff reports the 1am crash occurred when the truck driven by 41-year-old Tracy Ferrell of Corunna, Michigan hit the Toyota Corolla of Amy Schneider. Schneider was pronounced dead at the scene by Pickaway County Coroner Dr. John Ellis.

The tractor-trailer then pushed Schneider's car into another car driven by 59-year-old Karen Kindle of Rushsylvania, Ohio. Her car was pushed into another vehicle driven by 49-year-old Francis Shirey of Circleville.

Kindle was transported to Grant Medical Center while Shirey was taken to Berger Hospital.