Pedestrian killed over weekend ID’d

Fatal accident on Lima Road on Saturday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A woman hit and killed while walking home on Lima Road Saturday morning has been identified by the Allen County coroner.

Jennifer A. Kump, 44, of Fort Wayne died from blunt force trauma and her death has been ruled an accident.

According to police, Kump 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 and it was dark outside at the time. There are no sidewalks on Lima Road in that area.

The driver was cooperating with police and alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

Kump’s death is the second traffic fatality in Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2014. According to the Alen County Coroner, the first traffic fatality of 2014 was 52-year-old Kent Bowman. Bowman died on February 8 as a result of complications to injuries he sustained in a 1986 traffic 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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