Thursday, September 4, 2014

Remember David Bruce Schowalter, a physician and geneticist

We lost a mind trained to understand this miracle

A 3-month-old minivan
Place: Cass County, Minn.
Date: Aug. 11, 2007
Deceased: David Bruce Schowalter, 47
Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Sienna (not recalled)
Details: Police say roads were dry at the time of the 9:45 a.m. crash that killed Schowalter. On the way home from a YMCA camp, the minivan was heading around a slight bend in the highway when it crossed the center lane and crashed into another vehicle.
Schowalter's wife, Karen, filed a complaint with NHTSA after the Toyota recalls were in the news. She told the government that the crash investigation never found a cause and that the 3-month-old van had fewer than 3,000 miles on it.
"Please investigate our accident report and be sure the safety and reliability of Siennas is sound," she wrote.
Schowalter was a doctor at the Mayo Clinic who worked in genetics and was an assistant professor at the Rochester, Minn., hospital.