UPDATE: Woman dies days after being struck by car on Coliseum Boulevard

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A woman hospitalized after she was hit by a car near the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and Lake Avenue Tuesday night has died.

Around 9:30 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Coliseum and Lake in reference to a woman lying in the roadway. Officers arrived and found the woman lying in the middle of Coliseum Boulevard with a severe injury to her arm.

Emergency crews transported the woman to an area hospital in serious condition. Upon arrival, her condition was downgraded to life-threatening.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Julie A. Ross, 61, died Thursday night. Her cause of death is due to multiple blunt force injuries.

A preliminary investigation reveals a car was traveling southbound on Coliseum Boulevard. The woman walked into the path of the vehicle while attempting to cross Coliseum. Police added the woman was in an area where pedestrian crossing is not intended.

The driver and front seat passenger were not injured in the crash. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Southbound lanes of Coliseum Boulevard were closed to traffic at Lake Avenue, while investigators processed the scene. They’ve since reopened.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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