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UPDATED: Fatal Crash Wednesday Night Closes Section of I-469

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  A fatal crash closed the northbound lanes of I-469 late Wednesday evening.

The crash happened just after 8:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes just east of the Winchester Road exit.

Initial reports from our partners in news at ABC21 suggest a car hit a semi-truck and may have slid partially underneath the truck. INDOT officials confirmed at least one death. Still images from a traffic camera showed a semi-truck stopped in the right lane surrounded by emergency vehicles. The other car could not be seen from the camera’s perspective. Traffic from the northbound lanes were being diverted to Winchester Road.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as April Dawn Wright, 45 of Franklin, Indiana. Her cause of death was due to blunt force injuries to the head, and her manner of death was ruled an accident.

The crash is still under investigation.

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