Berne woman killed in Wednesday’s fatal crash

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.

Photo of crash scene at Lima Road and Progress Road in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Photo of crash scene at Lima Road and Progress Road in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

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.