A Syracuse woman, Linda J. Dietzen, 51, was killed Sunday afternoon after the car she was driving rear-ended the back of a semi at U.S. 30 and 300 E.
According to the police report, the driver of the semi, 24-year-old Jeffery E. Brown, II of Kansas City, Mo., was eastbound on U.S. 30 at about 4:30 p.m. when he started to slow down to stop at a red light.
The light turned green and Brown began to accelerate, traveling with the flow of traffic, according to the report.
Dietzen’s vehicle entered the intersection and crashed into the rear of the tractor-trailer rig pinning her into the car.
Once removed from the car, she was transported via helicopter from the scene to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne where she later died.
Brown was uninjured in the crash.
The crash is still under investigation.