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81-year-old woman dies in crash with semi in Fulton County

A photo of an ambulance. (WISH Photo)

KEWANNA, Ind. (WISH) — A 81-year-old woman died in a Wednesday morning crash in western Fulton County, Indiana State Police say.

Madonna Mawk, of Mooreland, attempted to turn north onto County Road 1100 West from State Road 14, which is about 10 miles west of Rochester. Her 2033 Jeep Liberty hit the 2023 Peterbilt semitractor-trailer driven by Timothy Phelps, 44, of North Vernon, in the side fuel tank. The semi was going east on State Road 14.

Police were called to the crash at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday.

Mawk died at the scene.

Phelps did not have any injuries.

Investigators found Mawk was not wearing a seat belt.

Phelps was cited under federal motor carrier regulations for having possessing a radar detector.

Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

This story was updated after Indiana State Police sent a news release with corrections. News 8’s Gregg Montgomery contributed to this report.