FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5 Vehicle Crash Leaves 2 People Deceased on I 469
At approximately 4:45 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a crash at the 21 mile marker of I-469. Investigating officers arrived to find a passenger vehicle fully engulfed in flames trapped between two semi-trucks. It was then determined that a Semi was northbound on I-469, when it ran into the back of a passenger vehicle, pushing it into the back of another semi, which was pushed into a third semi, knocking it on its side and into another passenger vehicle. The three drivers of the semi-trucks and occupants of the last vehicle struck were not injured. After extinguishing the flames of the vehicle that was on fire, investigators located 2 people deceased. The identities of the deceased will be released by the coroner’s office. The crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Allen County Coroners Office.
Captain Steve Stone
Allen County Sheriff’s Department
Public Information Officer