Woman killed in crash on W. Jefferson Boulevard identified

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne woman was killed in a crash just after midnight Friday on the southwest side of Fort Wayne.

According to Fort Wayne police, a man was speeding westbound on Jefferson Boulevard and possibly ran a red light before hitting the woman on Engle Road.

An autopsy performed by the Allen County Coroner’s Office determined that Lisa Marie Ellert, 62, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Medics took the other driver a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash. A blood draw and toxicology analysis will be performed on the man, which is standard procedure for all fatal crashes.

West Jefferson Boulevard was closed for a short time as crews investigated the area. It has since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation by the FWPD Fatal Accident Crash Team, the Allen County Coroner’s Office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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