Woman killed in South Anthony crash identified

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — One woman was killed in a crash south of downtown Friday evening.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Anthony Boulevard at the intersection with South Phoenix Parkway.

The Fort Wayne Police Department was informed that a black pick-up and white sedan were involved.

Later, officers were notified that a woman was lying in the street non-responsive.

Investigators determined the woman was driving the white sedan when she tried to pull out of South Phoenix Pkwy to go north on South Anthony Blvd.

At the same time, a black pick-up was going south on South Anthony Blvd. and collided with the white sedan.

Police say the woman in the white sedan pulled over to the east side of South Anthony Blvd and the pick-up pulled over on the west side of the street.

The female of the white sedan exited her vehicle and crossed the street to talk with the driver of the truck. While she was crossing to return to her vehicle, a black sedan traveling north on South Anthony Blvd. struck her, then left the scene.

The woman has been identified as 90-year-old Ruth Beyer, from Fort Wayne. According to the Allen County Coroner’s Office, she died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Police suspect a black challenger or charger is the type of vehicle of interest.

This is the 46th fatal motor vehicle crash in Allen County for 2021.

If you know anything about this incident, you are asked to call police.

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