At approximately 1:03 p.m., Sunday, September 29th, 2019, officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s department responded to the intersection of O-Day road and Washington Center road, for a reported traffic crash. When officers arrived, they found that a tow truck was eastbound on Washington Center road when it struck a van occupied by 6 people that was southbound on O-Day road that failed to stop at the intersection. A child in the van was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The tow truck driver and 3 other occupants from the van were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. 2 other occupants of the van were also transported with minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
Captain Steven A. Stone
Public Information Officer
Allen County Sheriff’s Department