GREENFIELD — A woman died midday Thursday after causing a series of hit-and-run accidents that ended with her truck colliding with a Greenfield home, police said.
County dispatchers received a string of 911 calls reporting an erratic driver and minor accidents with other cars before Megan Rowe, 33, of Greenfield, was found unresponsive after crashing into a home in the 500 block of North East Street in Greenfield around noon Thursday, officials said.
She did not have any visible injuries believed to be caused by the crash but was unresponsive when first-responders arrived, officials said. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Investigators believe Rowe was involved in as many as five minor hit-and-run accidents reported in Greenfield on Thursday in the minutes before her vehicle struck the house.
Officers were first called to Hancock Regional Hospital just before noon where a 911 call reported a white pickup truck had hit another car in the parking lot, then fled, heading south on State Street.
In the minutes that followed, county 911 dispatchers received several calls about a vehicle with the same description driving erratically. Several callers reported having their cars struck by the vehicle, though no one was injured.
Officers still were trying to determine Rowe’s exact route between the hospital and where her car collided with a home in the 500 block of N. East Street.
One person was inside the home at the time of the crash but was not injured.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Greenfield Police Department and the Hancock County Coroners Office.
Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said toxicology tests will likely be performed as part of an autopsy, but those results might not be available for several months.