Another person has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that has already seen a woman charged with multiple felonies.
According to a news release from the Allen County Coroner's Office, 74-year-old Starr Bebout died Sunday. Bebout was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash at the intersection of Taylor Street and Fairfield Avenue on May 8; she was admitted to a local hospital and did not recover from her injuries, according to the release.
The coroner's office ruled Starr Bebout's cause of death to be blunt force trauma due to motor vehicle crash. She is the 12th fatal crash victim in Allen County in 2012.
Corina Hurtado, 50, has been charged with Class B felony operating a vehicle with a controlled substance or metabolite in blood causing death, Class C felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, Class C felony operating a vehicle with a .08 or more alcohol concentration equivalent in blood or breath causing death, two counts of Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, Class D felony operating a vehicle with a controlled substance or metabolite in blood causing serious bodily injury, and a Class B misdemeanor charge of failure to stop after an accident resulting to damage to an unattended vehicle. Those charges were filed Monday in Allen Superior Court.
Hurtado is alleged to be the driver of a pickup that struck an unoccupied vehicle at Taylor Street and Broadway. She is accused of fleeing from that crash when she collided with a minivan at the intersection of Taylor and Fairfield Avenue, according to the police department.
That crash claimed the life of 79-year-old Harold E. Bebout, of Fort Wayne, Starr Bebout's husband. According to the Allen County Coroner's Office, Harold Bebout also died of multiple blunt-force injuries because of the crash, which was ruled accidental.