Fort Wayne woman injured in fatal Howard County crash

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – A Fort Wayne woman was injured in a crash Sunday in Howard County that left one man dead.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Department and first responders were called to US 31, just north of US 35 shortly before 3:30 p.m. Initial reports indicate that a 2001 Lexus, driven by 21-year-old Kyra Potts of Fort Wayne, was traveling northbound on US 31, just north of the US 35 exit before leaving the roadway, crossing the median, and entering southbound traffic. The Lexus then collided with a 2014 Chevrolet driven by a 55-year-old Rebecca Hayden, of Martinsville.

According to the preliminary investigation, the Chevrolet flipped twice after being struck head-on. James Hayden, 60, from Martinsville was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. An 11-year-old in the vehicle was flown to an area hospital.

Potts was given a breathalyzer test on scene with a result of .024, under the Indiana legal limit of .08. The incident remains under investigation.


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