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A woman was in critical condition Wednesday night after a three-vehicle crash in which she suddenly turned her car across oncoming traffic.

The woman, who was not identified, was driving a black car south on St. Joe Road in front of Pierre’s Entertainment Center when she abruptly made a left turn, crossing into oncoming traffic, according to witness statements to police.

A tan car headed north on St. Joe Road hit the woman’s car broadside, according to Jeremy Webb, a spokesman for the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The driver of a white pickup truck tried to miss the crash, only to swerve into the tan car, Webb said.

The woman driving the black car was taken in serious condition to a hospital, where her condition was downgraded to critical, according to a written statement about the crash.

The drivers of the tan car and truck, whose names were not released, did not suffer serious injuries, Webb said.

There were no passengers in vehicles involved.

Police said they do not know what prompted the woman in the black car to suddenly cross into oncoming traffic.