Driver thrown from car in 2-vehicle crash dies

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man taken to a hospital following a crash Saturday morning has died.

Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to the intersection of Clinton and Wallace Streets at 3:18 a.m. There arrived to find two vehicles, a small sedan and a SUV, had crashed.

A preliminary investigation showed one vehicle was going south on Clinton Street and the other car was headed west on Wallace Street when they collided.

The driver was thrown from the car and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Tuesday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said 44-year-old Michael Dewitt Stevenson died of blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the SUV was transported with injuries, but they were not deemed life-threatening.

The Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) was called out to gather evidence, take measurements and reconstruct the scene so that FWPD may better understand what happened. Police have not said who had the right-of-way at the traffic light.

The intersection of Clinton and Wallace was closed while Fort Wayne Police investigated.

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