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Woman dies in 3-car crash on Loop 820 in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- A woman exiting her wrecked sports utility vehicle was struck and killed in the southbound lanes of Loop 820 Wednesday morning by another vehicle, police said.

The accident caused police to close down the southbound lanes of the highway for several hours while they investigated the multi-vehicle accident between White Settlement Road and Interstate 30. The freeway reopened after 9:30 a.m., according to reports.

The woman was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner as Suban Meltzer, 54, of Benbrook.

The accident was reported about 4:50 a.m. in the 100 block of west Loop 820 in the southbound lanes.

A blue Lincoln was reportedly stopped in a lane of southbound Loop 820, Fort Worth police Sgt. Rodney Bangs said Wednesday. A man and a woman were in the car at that time, but police had not released any information on why it was stopped on the highway.

Meltzer was driving a Mitsubishi SUV that rear-ended the Blue Lincoln, police said.

As Meltzer was getting out of her SUV, she was hit by a white Chevrolet sports utility vehicle, police said. The driver of the Chevrolet SUV was not injured.

The two people in the Lincoln were taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, but their condition was not available.

Initially, there was a report of six-vehicles involved in the accident, but there were only three, police said.