Woman downgraded to life-threatening condition after crash


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — An elderly woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash just south of downtown Fort Wayne Thursday.

Police and medics were called around 3 p.m. to the intersection of East Pontiac and South Hanna streets on a report of a crash. At the time, power was out in the area and the lights were not in operation.

A black sedan appeared to be off the road and a green sedan was being loaded onto a wrecker.

Dispatchers told WANE 15 that woman in her 80s had suffered minor injuries, but at the hospital she was downgraded to serious condition and then to life-threatening condition.

The intersection was closed to traffic while police investigated. It was reopened just after 5 p.m.

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