Coroner’s office identifies bicyclist killed in crash along Stellhorn Road

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A woman riding a bike was killed Thursday after being struck by a vehicle on Fort Wayne’s northeast side.

Police and medics were called around 3:30 p.m. to Stellhorn Road, between Maplecrest and Reed roads, on a report of an injury crash involving a bicyclist.

Police said a minivan hit the woman as she was crossing 4-lane Stellhorn Road near the Lassus Handy Dandy gas station. She was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the bicyclist as Kathy Darlene Young, 67, of Fort Wayne.

Preliminary information shows that the minivan was traveling eastbound on Stellhorn Road and hit Young who was heading northbound on Meridith Drive.

The occupants of the minivan were not injured in the crash. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.  

Police said speed, alcohol or drugs were not involved, and the driver was not at fault.

Eastbound Stellhorn Road wass closed between Reed Road and Eicher Drive while investigators processed the scene.

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