FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A female passenger of a car involved in a crash at the intersection of Lima Road and Progress Road in Fort Wayne was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday afternoon.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased woman as 53-year-old Christina Marie Fleishell of Berne. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle crash and the manner of which was an accident.
According to a news release from the Fort Wayne Police Department, Fleishell was in a vehicle with three other people as the driver was attempting a left turn from northbound Lima Road onto Progress Road when the driver of a car going south on Lima ran a red light at the intersection causing a collision.
When emergency responders arrived on the scene they found Fleishell pinned in the front passenger seat. After being extricated, she was taken to a hospital in critical condition where she died a short time later. The three other occupants were also hospitalized with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.
The driver of the car that ran the red light refused medical treatment, however he was taken to a hospital where blood was drawn as required by the investigation.
The crash remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.