FORT WAYNE – An 83-year-old driver has died after his vehicle struck a semi Tuesday morning on Indiana 37 northeast of Fort Wayne, according to the Allen County Coroners Office.
Wilbur R. Cox, of Bryan, Ohio, died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon at Parkview Regional Medical Center, the coroners office said.
The crash occurred about 6:30 a.m. on Indiana 37, north of Irving Road. Cox, wearing a seat belt, ran into a semi that had stopped, the coroners office said.
It was unclear whether the semi was on the road or the shoulder. Phone messages left for a sheriffs department spokesman were not returned Wednesday. The name of the semi driver was not released. The crash remains under investigation.
Coxs death was the countys 28th traffic fatality this year. The county tallied 37 traffic deaths in 2012 and 28 in 2011.