Bastrop woman dies in single car crash

Bastrop woman dies in single car crash

There are 17 comments on the Austin American Statesman story from Feb 6, 2009, titled Bastrop woman dies in single car crash. In it, Austin American Statesman reports that:

A 20-year-old Bastrop woman died early today after she was ejected from the car she was riding in on FM 20 near Bar L Mesa Drive in Bastrop County, Cori Ann Herschap was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Tabitha fuller

Georgetown, TX

#1 Feb 6, 2009
My brother is shaun cook he feels terrible of what happened to cori. Another car was coming at them and was not going to turn. The 1997 Pontiac sedan was a car we gave to him that day to my brother, and it is also very touchy. Please those who read this do not blame him. Cori died in his arms. he will never be the same wonderful brother who took such good care of me, again. Just think of how you would feel if your girlfriend bleed to death in your arms!!!!!!!!- tabitha fuller
anonymous

Dripping Springs, TX

#2 Feb 6, 2009
It was certainly irresponsible of these news organizations to post information without familial consent and it is repugnant that the seatbelt issue is mentioned as if to assign blame. Cori was a beautiful, sparkling young woman and should be remembered with reverence and respect.
rip cori

Helotes, TX

#3 Feb 7, 2009
i just want to say first that cori was my best friend and certainly one of the most beautiful and loving people i know. and second anybody that knows what really happened knows that shaun is NOT to blame. in fact the only thing he is responsible for is making her happier than she has been in a long time. im so glad she got a chance to finally meet someone like him that really loved her. i just wish that people would stop spreading rumors of what they think happened. there will NEVER be someone like her and i would give anything to have her here with us. i loved her like a sister and it just makes me sick to hear some of the things being said that arent even true.
cameo

Salem, IN

#4 Feb 10, 2009
All I know is there aren't a lot of people like Cori, she was an awesome person. This is all really too sad. :(
anonymous

Denton, TX

#5 Feb 10, 2009
I have known cori for 11 yrs and she has always been a cool girl...no drama, just laid back and great to talk to. My prayers go out to Christine. I can't imagine going through something like losing a sister. Im sorry girl.
cissy

Spring Branch, TX

#6 Jun 23, 2009
She didnt bleed to death, she died instantly apon hitting a tree when she was ejected from the vehicle. I am Cori's twin sister and I do not blame Shaun, atleast not now, maybe when more time has passed and i am no longer in shock. But for now I know that he didnt get into the car knowing what was going to happen. It isnt like he caused the wreck on purpose. All I can say is that if Cori's own family doesnt blame him no one else has a right to. He is doing his time for what happened. While that doesnt bring my sister back it is obvious the remorse that he feels. I hate that the learning experience had to come at the expense of my dear Coco's life but hopefully this guarantees that this doesnt happen to someone elses sister, daughter, grandaughter and/or friend.
cissy

Spring Branch, TX

#7 Dec 2, 2009
Okay now that its been almost a year I feel a bit differently about Shaun. He has shown no respect for my sister or my family in his recent release from jail. If he really cared at all about what he did he would have left so that we wouldnt have to look at him and now that he finally realised that I am happy to hopefully never have to see him again.
Cookie

Cedar Park, TX

#8 Dec 6, 2009
cissy wrote:
Okay now that its been almost a year I feel a bit differently about Shaun. He has shown no respect for my sister or my family in his recent release from jail. If he really cared at all about what he did he would have left so that we wouldnt have to look at him and now that he finally realised that I am happy to hopefully never have to see him again.
I am so sorry for your loss, but how can you say he needs to leave so you do not have to see him, he suffered a loss,too, he also served his time for the ACCIDENT. Can you imagine how hard his life will have to be and what he will need to go on? Are you sooo selfish that you and your family cannot reach out and forgive someone for an accident? I am sure that if he made your sister happy in her short life, then she would be looking down in tears.
Kick Pick

Austin, TX

#9 Dec 6, 2009
Pickering needs to get deputies out there slowing people down and off 71
rip coco

San Antonio, TX

#10 Dec 14, 2009
Cookie wrote:
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I am so sorry for your loss, but how can you say he needs to leave so you do not have to see him, he suffered a loss,too, he also served his time for the ACCIDENT. Can you imagine how hard his life will have to be and what he will need to go on? Are you sooo selfish that you and your family cannot reach out and forgive someone for an accident? I am sure that if he made your sister happy in her short life, then she would be looking down in tears.
actually i dont think christine meant it literally when she said he should have left. not that he should have left town more that he should not have tried to get involved with family. some of the things he has done since the accident have not been respectful of cori or her family and his actions do not reflect that of a person who seems to be "suffering a loss." those are just the opinions of her sister, family, and friends close to her.
cissy

Spring Branch, TX

#11 Dec 15, 2009
Selfish? Was my family selfish when we showed our support for Shaun and wished him nothing but the best after my sisters death? Was my dad selfish when he told the DA that he didnt want Shaun getting locked up for Cori's death because we knew our beloved coco would not have wanted him to be punished for something that was an accident? I know it was an accident, that is not what I dislike him for. Does that mean I should have to want to see his face again? No, I do not want to see Shaun again for as long as I live, one because it is too painful, and two because it is too infuriating. Most people would take an accident and learn their lesson from it, they wouldnt celebrate getting out of jail for killing someone in a drunk driving accident by going out and getting drunk. They also wouldnt start dating their deceased girlfriends sister inlaw. If you think I am selfish that is your own opinion, but quite frankly I believe it is more selfish for him to take my families feelings and walk all over them. After Shaun got out he could have thanked my family and I for our support and then kept on going, but instead he decided to stick around and start dating my brothers wife. Does that sound like someone who is mourning the death of their girfriend? Does that sound like someone who cares that a family is now one family member short every Christmas? Or that Cori's one, two and three year old nephews that she loved so much will probably never remember her bear hugs and wet kisses or awesome birthday presents? Or does it sound like someone who cares that four months after my twin sisters death I had to celebrate my birthday by being solo for the first time in twenty one years? If Shaun was really sorry for what he did he would have realised the pain my family and I felt from losing Cori and helped us to cope by stearing clear, not by popping up into our family again so that now we get to look at him everytime he comes with my ex sister inlaw to pick up my nephew, and now we get to pray everytime my nephew gets in the car with Shaun that he will get home safe.
Cookie

Cedar Park, TX

#12 Dec 15, 2009
Maybe your sister in law should have had a bit more compassion than to date Shaun, although he wasn't a criminal that you are making him out to be. He wasn't involved with your sister like you and your family was, so yes, he probably doesn't miss her like you had hoped. Drinking when he got out of jail doesn't make him less of a person, he paid his due to the system and knows he can never pay his dues to your family...accident or no. I am so deeply sad that your sister is gone, and that you are still so angry, bitter and most of all, hurt. Perhaps you need counseling to help you forgive and accept.
cissy

Spring Branch, TX

#13 Dec 15, 2009
Like i said, i forgive him for the wreck, that doesnt mean I should have to want to look him in the face and remember. Obviously youve never lost anyone as close to you as Cori was to me or else you would know that of course I am still hurt, it has only been a year, but even if it had been ten years, I would still hurt. She was more than just my sister she was my twin. When youve spent everyday with someone for almost twenty one years, one year of them being gone can be the hardest thing you'll ever have to do. Am I still hurt? Yes. But do I blame Shuan for the accident? No. I just dont like him because of the type of person he has shown himself to be. You preach that I need to learn forgiveness but why is no one preaching to him that he needs to learn his lesson, or that he needs to learn compassion for those that he hurt, even if it was accidental? I forgive Shuan for the accident. But what he did after Cori's death was no accident, therefore I do not have to forgive him and I will not forgive him. Why should I forgive someone who is not looking for forgiveness? Your right, Danielle should have been compassionate to my family as well, especially after everything that they did for her because she was a part of our family, but she wasnt. Thats why I have nothing to do with her anymore either. I do not care what Shaun and Danielle do, because of their actions they are not a part of my life and are no worry to me. I just dont like how people perceive Shuan as being someone we should feel sorry for. He doesnt feel sorry, why should we. As for his "dues paid to the system" that you talk about, he got to spend his time in jail, not prison, and he didnt even do a year. He didnt want to take the deal that my dad asked the DA to give him which was that he did NO time but had to stay clean and not drink and drive throughout a probation time. The only reason my dad wanted the probation instead of nothing was because he didnt want to be responsible for letting Shuan off scott free if it happpened again, to someone elses daughter. But Shaun decided he would rather spend his time in a little jail cell so that when he got out he could have his fun without having to worry about slipping up. So that was his own selfish choice and I do not feel sorry for the time that he did, he wanted it and he got it. Look, I dont want to argue over this, Shaun and Danielle are not worth the waste of breath. I just got on here because I missed my sister and thought others might too and decided to read some comments. Then I got pissed off that people are trying to act like Shuans some kind of victim, Cori is the victim. I'll know better than to check this site for comments about people who loved my sister again, obviously one living selfish person is more important to some people as one beautiful human being that is now gone.
Sergio Alvarez

Austin, TX

#14 Apr 20, 2010
I remember the morning this horrific event happened. I was asleep and I got a text message from my cousin saying that Cori had died in a car accident. I jumped out of bed and started making phones calls because I thought he was playing, but who makes a joke about someone’s death? Within minutes I found out that Cori had passed away and I was heart broken. For the longest time and even know as I write this, my heart would hurt. Cori had a very special place in my heart. I used to call her my Baby Girl. She meant a whole lot to me. We dated off and on for 4 years and in the end it just didn’t work out, but she was always and will forever be special to me. She would ask for advice on people she dated. She was pretty damn strong, so I would just tell her, that if you didn’t let me do that, then why would you let anyone else treat you that way. I smile when I think about Cori, obviously not because she is gone, but because me and her shared some great memories. My feelings for her and her family will never be forgotten. They will always be family in my heart. This blog should not be spent on sending blame on anyone, especially a sister that is venting because of a dear loss. I love you Christine and if you ever need anyone to talk to, contact me on Myspace or Facebook. My Dear Cori, I miss you and think about you all the time. Past-Present-Future!

R.I.P CoCo
COCO LOVER

Richmond, TX

#15 May 24, 2010
Hey everyone just wanted to remind you all CoCo's BDay is coming up on June 6th. I dont want anyone to forget the day this beautiful young woman was brought into this world. She was truly a gift from God that we were all lucky to experience. I myself will be taking tulips (CoCo's fav) to her grave site and will spend the day remembering all our good times and best memories.
COCO LOVER

Richmond, TX

#16 Jun 12, 2010
Thanks everyone who came and left flowers. Just so ya'll know the Red Rock cemetary is having it's fundraiser selling plates of food to go toward the up keep of the cemetery where Cori is buried. It will be held at the old Red Rock school house. Any one who would like to contribute so that we can keep the cemetary at it's best for our beloved CoCo and all those that go there to remember her please come down. Thanks.
Lupe mom

Haslet, TX

#17 Jul 15, 2012
Im a mother that almost lost my daughtet in a car accident i know how u feel christin Yall well always be my guerras my baby twins. Coco. Always calls me mom. But remember. Always. What goes around comes around baby girl just leave it to the lord. Dnt argue with no one family well always defend family.mami. Ok she way in a better place now shes a angel. And she well always be watching for her twin sister and nephews your mom and dad grama and grampa. And brother so dnt worrie. I know it hurts mami. But. When u feel bad and want to cry the best person to turn to well be jesus love yall be couse coco is still here and always be

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