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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

DATE:                    November 22, 2007

 

WHAT:            Women Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle on I-69

 

VICTIM:          Betty A. Gilruth

                        F/W/56

                        Huntington, IN

 

DETAILS:     On Thursday, November 22, 2007, at approximately 8:32 p.m. the Allen County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a pedestrian had been struck on I-69 at the 107 mile marker. Upon the officers’ arrival it was determined that the victim had vehicle problems and was walking southbound on I-69 when she walked into the southbound driving lane and was struck by a vehicle that was also southbound.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown why the victim walked into the driving lane on the highway.   

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954