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One dies from Thursday morning crash

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – One person has died as the result of a Thursday morning crash in Allen County.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded to Dawkins Road and Ryan Road, east of New Haven, shortly before 10 a.m. They located a semi tractor trailer and a van that had been involved in a crash.

The initial investigation revealed that the semi tractor trailer was southbound on Ryan Road when it struck the van that was traveling eastbound on Dawkins Road.

The adult female passenger of the van was originally said to be in critical condition, but died as a result of the crash. She was later identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as Donna M. Danahey, 86, of Fort Wayne. Her cause of death was determined to be blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle crash and her manner of death  an accident.

Danahey represents the 29th traffic fatality for Allen County in 2023.

The adult female driver of the van and the adult male driver of the semi tractor trailer were said to be in fair condition.

The crash remains under investigation.

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