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Woman Distracted By An Animal Slams Into A Semi
Sunday, September 25, 2022

BUTLER, IN — A woman was hospitalized Friday afternoon after slamming into the back of a semi truck.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, it happened on State Route 101 about halfway between Woodburn and Butler.

Reports indicate Joy Forester, age 62 of Fort Wayne was traveling northbound on 101 when she rear-ended the back of a semitruck that was stopped and waiting for traffic in order to turn. Forester told authorities she was distracted by an animal running across the road and did not see the semitruck had stopped.

Forester was taken to the hospital with leg and arm pain.

The driver of the semitruck was not injured.

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