Two women who died in separate vehicle crashes in two counties this week were identified Thursday.
Barbara E. Eberhart, 77, was killed Thursday after a semi struck the drivers side door of the vehicle she was driving.
Eberhart, from Peru, was driving a 2003 Saturn SL2 and exiting southbound Interstate 69 at the U.S. 224 ramp, the Huntington County coroner said.
Eberhart followed a box truck into the intersection at 10:51 a.m. leading to the southbound on ramp of I-69 and was struck by a semi driven by Patrick D. Myers, 46, of Kankakee, Ill.
Myers was driving for Carryall Transportation Inc. of Bourbonnais, Ill., police said.
The Markle Volunteer Fire Department extricated Eberhard from her vehicle. She was declared dead at the scene.
Myers was not injured, and there were no passengers in either vehicle, police said.
Late Tuesday, Nickolas A. Williams and Kayla C. Yelton were traveling back from a day at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, when Williams fell asleep at the wheel while driving west on Dawkins Road, the Allen County Sheriffs Department said.
Williams, 21, drove off the road in a 1998 Honda Accord about 11:30 p.m. and into a ditch near the 17000 block of Dawkins Road.
The car then struck an embankment at a private driveway.
The car was launched into the air and then struck two trees about 15 feet above the ground before coming to a rest on its side between the trees, police said.
Yelton, 20, who had severe injuries to her neck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams was not injured in the crash, police said.
Yeltons death is the 22nd traffic fatality in Allen County this year.