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Driver dies; was thrown from SUV

December 17, 2017 GMT

A woman died in an early-morning crash after her SUV was smashed into by a pickup truck in Fort Wayne, police said.

Officers said the crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Saturday at South Clinton and East Pontiac streets. They said the woman was traveling east on Pontiac when a man in a pickup heading south on Clinton hit her.

The victim was thrown from her vehicle and became pinned underneath, a news release said.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. Officers are determining which motorist had the right of way.

The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries and was taken to the police station for questioning.

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The crash remains under investigation.

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