Man killed after car crashes into semi trailer ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man died early Tuesday after his car and a semi collided.

Police were called to South Coliseum and East Washington Boulevards just after 7:15 a.m. in reference to a crash with injuries. Officers arrived to find a sedan underneath a semi.

Police told WANE 15 the driver was exiting Coliseum Boulevard from the north, heading west toward Fort Wayne. The car collided with a semi that was in the process of turning left onto eastbound Washington Boulevard from Maumee Avenue, heading toward the city of New Haven.

In a release, FWPD said the car did not see the semi in the road as it came off the ramp and crashed into the semi.

The victim was identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as Ricardo B. Araujo, 63, from Fort Wayne. Araujo died of Blunt Force Injuries due to Motor Vehicle Crash and his death was ruled accidental.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Currently, westbound Washington Boulevard is closed. A police spokesperson said around 8 a.m. the road would be closed for a few more hours.

Traffic was redirected to Coliseum Boulevard.

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