Woman killed crossing Carroll Road on Pufferbelly Trail ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A woman was killed Thursday night after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Carroll Road on Pufferbelly Trail.

Just after 6:30 p.m., emergency crews were sent to the 400 block of Carroll Road, west of Gondola Parkway near the Tuscany neighborhood, on a report that a pedestrian had been hit.

An Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said that a Toyota Camry was headed west on Carroll Road when he came up on a blue truck stopped in the roadway at the trail crossing. The driver of the Camry went around the stopped truck and hit a female pedestrian who was northbound crossing Carroll Road.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified Friday as 63-year-old Leisa Elser-Patrick of Fort Wayne.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Elser-Patrick died of multiple blunt force injuries and her death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the Camry has not been named. It’s not clear if the person was cited.

The sheriff’s department said the crash remains under investigation.

Carroll Road was closed in the area while police investigated, but it has since reopened.

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