A woman, who was hit by a suspected drunk driver in Fort Wayne My 8th, died of her injuries on Sunday.
According to police, Corina Hurtado, 50, was driving a pickup around 9 a.m., traveling eastbound on Taylor Street when she hit an unoccupied vehicle on Broadway. Hurtado was attempting to flee the scene when she ran into a passenger van carrying Harold and Starr Beboult.
Harold Beboult died on the scene of blunt force trauma caused by a traffic accident, according the Allen County Coroner’s office. His wife, Starr, survived the crash and was taken to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries Sunday.
Hurtado was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A blood test revealed that her alcohol content was .17, almost twice the legal limit. She also had cocaine in her system. Police charged her with six felony counts of operating while intoxicated, two misdemeanor charges of OWI endangerment, and misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
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