ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A semitruck and a van crashed Thursday morning east of New Haven, sending three people to the hospital with one in critical condition.
Police confirmed Thursday evening the passenger had died. Friday, the Allen County Coroner identified the passenger as 86-year-old Donna Danahey of New Haven.
Around 10 a.m., the vehicles crashed near the intersection of Ryan Road and Dawkins Road (Lincoln Highway East). Traffic was slowed in the area that morning, and drivers weren’t able to go south onto Ryan Road.
Police determined the van was eastbound on Dawkins and the semi was southbound on Ryan. An officer at the scene told WANE 15 it appears as if the semi failed to yield at the stop sign.
Police said the two people in the van were taken to the hospital. Danahey was initially listed in critical condition, and the driver was in fair condition. The driver of the semi was also taken to the hospital in fair condition, police said.
The coroner determined Danahey’s cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, and it was ruled an accident.
Officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, emergency crews, Parker Towing and an investigative team were all at the scene.