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Fatal Crash In Jackson Township

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO):  A woman who was trying to alert oncoming traffic may have startled an oncoming driver to lose control of their vehicle. 

49 year old Edward Duncan of Angola was towing a utility trailer with a 2010 Ford Sport Utility Vehicle westbound on County Road 100 North when a deer ran out in front of the vehicle.  Duncan swerved to miss the animal, and his trailer came loose and off the vehicle.  The trailer rolled to a stop off the north side of the road.  That's when Edwards passenger, 46 year old Kenetha Duncan of Angola, got out of the vehicle to help to help get the trailer back on the vehicle.

As Kenetha was walking towards the crest of the hill along the roadway to alert traffic that they were trying to reconnect the trailer, 41 year old Daniel Shroyer of LeGrange was driving a 2002 Pontiac passenger car westbound on County Road 100 North and swerved to avoid striking Kenetha.  Shroyer lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway, rolling over several times.  Both Daniel and his passenger, 43 year old Deanna Shroyer of LeGrange, were ejected from the vehicle.  Daniel was flown to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with non life threatening injuries, while Deanna was transported to Cameron Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Both Edward and Kenetha Duncan were not injured. 

Daniel may not have had his seat belt on, however Deanna was wearing one.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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