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Autopsy ties death of woman to crash

– The Allen County Coroner’s Office has ruled that a woman’s death in September at her home was the result of injuries she suffered in a crash at Tonkel Road and Indiana 1.

Gladys M. Dye, 69, of Fort Wayne was a passenger in a vehicle involved in the crash Sept. 25 in northern Allen County, the coroner’s office said Friday.

Dye, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated at a hospital and released. The next day, she was found unresponsive in her home, and medics pronounced her dead.

An autopsy revealed that she died from blunt-force injuries suffered in the accident, the coroner’s office said.

Born in McKeesport, Pa., Dye was a bank teller with Wells Fargo for 25 years before she retired.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard Dye, along with a brother, two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Her death is the county’s 34th traffic fatality this year.

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