FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was hit by a car involved in a Friday night drunken driving crash on the north side of Fort Wayne.
The Fort Wayne Police Department confirmed with FOX 55 on Monday that the victim involved in the crash on Washington Center and Lima roads just after 11:30 p.m. Friday died from her injuries over the weekend.
The coroner identified the victim as 33-year-old Rebeca Garcia-Salazar of Fort Wayne.
Garcia-Salazar'scause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force injuries due to motor vehicle crash, and the manner of death is an accident.
The victim was a driver who was stopped at the intersection of Lima at West Washington Center roads when the driver, who police believe was drunk was identified as 26-year-old Alexander Delaney of Utica, New York, crashed into her after losing control of his vehicle.
Delaney was driving away from police in a car that was reportedly involved in a short police chase that ended minutes before the crash occurred.
Delaney was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, OWI causing catastrophic injury and criminal recklessness.
Garcia-Salazar is the seventh traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2021.