Victim in fatal crash on SR 23 identified

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The driver involved in a fatal crash on Friday on State Road 23 (east of Gumwood) has been identified as Carolyn Woodyard, 82, of South Bend.

On June 7, at approximately at approximately 5:00 p.m., a 1999 Mercury driven by Woodyard was traveling northeast on State Road 23 and was in the center turn lane making a left turn onto the Martin’s property.

Her vehicle was allegedly struck when she turned left in front of a one-ton dump truck with a trailer traveling with traffic southwest.

Life-saving measures were taken at the scene, but Woodyard was pronounced deceased at the hospital. She was the sole occupant in the Mercury.

The 32 year old driver of the dump truck, Anthony Kopriva, was uninjured. Two other occupants of his vehicle were also uninjured.

The St. Joseph County FACT is handling the investigation, which remains active and on-going.

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