Witnesses: Woman who was hit, killed was walking home from work

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The woman who was hit and killed on Lima Road Saturday morning was apparently walking home from her shift at a nearby gas station when she was hit, according to witnesses.

According to police, the woman was walking southbound in the far west travel lane in the 4900-block of Lima Road, between Progress and Production Roads, at around 6:15 a.m. Police said the driver who hit her did not see her because she was wearing dark clothing. It was also dark outside at the time.

When officers arrived on scene, she was unconscious and unresponsive in the middle of the road. Paramedics later pronounced her dead at the scene.

According to police, the driver is cooperating with police. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.

Witnesses said the victim was an employee at the Shell gas station on Progress and Lima Roads. According to witnesses at the scene, there are no sidewalks on Lima Road in that area.

Southbound lanes of Lima Road between Progress and Production Roads were closed until around 8:15 a.m. Saturday while police were investigating the accident.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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