Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-469 ID’d

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A woman killed Monday night when she went the wrong way on I-469 and hit a guardrail has been identified.

A woman died when she went the wrong way on I-469 and struck a guardrail.
A woman died when she went the wrong way on I-469 and struck a guardrail.

Beth Ann Harmes, 49, of Ossian, was the driver of a southbound Toyota Corolla that crashed into a guardrail in the northbound lane of I-469 around 7:40 p.m. near the GM plant.

The force of the crash caused the guardrail to go through the front of her car and out the driver’s side door.

Harmes died of blunt force trauma, an accident, the Allen County Coroner’s Office ruled. It’s not clear if she was wearing a seatbelt.

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