Alcohol believed to be factor in fatal Steuben County crash

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Steuben County Sheriff's Department

A woman died Sunday evening in Steuben County after she sideswiped a semi after crossing the center line on State Road 120.  

The crash happened just before 7 p.m. near the intersection of CR 700 N according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. 

When deputies arrived on the scene they found a Fiat 500  upside down and resting partiallly in the east-bound lane of SR 120. A freightliner in the westbound lane, east of the car, had also been involved in the crash.

The driver of the Fiat, identfied as Susan Jakovljevic, 48, was found lying in the road after being ejected.  Investigators don’t believe she was wearing a seat belt.  

The airbags in the car deployed and it’s believed alcohol played a factor in the crash. 

The driver of the semi was not injured. 

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office was the Fremont Police Department, Angola City Police Department, Fremont Fire/Rescue, Steuben County EMS, Steuben County Coroner’s Office and the Indiana State Police Commercial Carrier Enforcement.    

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