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UPDATE: Details released on fatal Friday morning crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): More details have been released on a fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Lafayette and Pontiac this morning.

The Fort Wayne Police Department tells WOWO News officers were called to the intersection at about 7:35am. Upon arrival they found two vehicles – a passenger car and a pickup truck – in the intersection.

There were three people in the car; a passenger in the front seat, 83-year-old Virginia Smith of Fort Wayne, was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The two others in the car, plus the driver of the truck, were all hospitalized as well.

Police believe the driver of the car experienced some kind of medical event and veered into the truck’s path.

The intersection was closed to northbound traffic for about two hours.

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