Passenger killed in head-on crash on South Calhoun that hurt 3 others identified

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Allen County Coroner has identified the woman killed after a crash on Fort Wayne’s south side Thursday that also left three others hospitalized.

An autopsy determined Dawn D. Slayton, 61, of Fort Wayne died from injuries in the crash.

Police and medics were called around 10:15 a.m. to the 4500 block of South Calhoun Street on a report of a crash with injuries. Dispatchers confirmed there were “life-threatening injuries” reported.

As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they found a minivan and a black SUV in the middle of the road.

Police told WANE 15 that the northbound SUV went left of center lane and hit a southbound minivan head-on. It is unclear what caused the SUV to cross into the southbound lane.

Slayton, a passenger in the minivan, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Traffic was backed up in the area.

This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department F.A.C.T Team, Allen County Coroners Office, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, and Fort Wayne Fire Department.

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