FREMONT, IN (WTVB) - There’s been a fatal traffic accident in the area. It happened last night near Fremont on the Indiana Toll Road in Steuben County. Killed in the crash was a 37-year old woman from Cleveland, Ohio. She was a passenger in a pickup truck that rear-ended a semi with a dump trailer. It occurred near the 147 mile marker eastbound on the turnpike around 10:40 pm Sunday.
Indiana State Police say the semi was travelling at a speed well below the posted limit and they believe there was other slower moving traffic present when the collision occurred. The fatal victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The 38-year old pickup driver was seriously injured and he was flown to a Ft. Wayne hospital for treatment with no word on his condition. The 66-year old semi driver from Chicago and a passenger escaped injury.
The accident is still under investigation.