Woman killed when vehicle crashes into home ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An investigation is underway after a woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while inside a home on Monday.

Fort Wayne police were dispatched to the 5100 block of McClellan Street on multiple reports of a crash just after 10 p.m. Responding officers were advised a person involved was injured after a vehicle crashed into a home.

Officers arrived to find a car inside the home, and a woman pinned underneath. She was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 63-year-old Gwendolyn Martin of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found Martin died of Blunt Force Injuries of the Chest due to Motor Vehicle Crash and her death was ruled accidental.

Fort Wayne police told WANE 15 in a news release that a speeding vehicle traveling northbound on McClellan Street hit multiple vehicles before the driver lost control and crashed into a home near Fairfax Avenue.

Authorities say other people were also home at the time, but were not injured.

Witnesses told police a man and a woman ran from the vehicle following the crash. FWPD K9 officers attempted to track down the suspects but were unsuccessful. Police did not provide a description of the driver or passenger.

Friends and coworkers remember her today as a “gem in the community.” President and CEO of YMCA Chris Angellatta says, “said she was well loved and will be greatly missed, you can quote me on that.” To give a gift in Gwen’s memory, visit the link. Funds raised will support funeral costs.

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