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Wednesday Morning Crash On I-69 Leaves One Dead and Two Seriously Injured

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  Police in Allen County are investigating a crash early Wednesday Morning left one person dead and two others seriously injured. According to a release from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened around 3:45 A.M. on I-69 Northbound, just past the Union Chapel Road exit between State Road 1 and Hursh Road.

According to the release, the adult female driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the hospital while the two passengers, an adult male and an adult female are in life-threatening condition following the crash as officials initially reported all northbound lanes were closed.  The identity of those involved have not yet been released.  Shortly before 6 A.M. crews were able to open the left lanes in the Northbound direction.

The incident remains under investigation.

The driver has since been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as Megan Hazzard, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky.

She cause of death was ruled due to multiple blunt impact injuries due to a motor vehicle crash and her manner of death an accident.

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