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Traffic Crash I-69 @116.8 Mile Marker

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DATE:             May 16, 2007

Traffic Crash

Victim/Driver #1              Erica Predum

                                                    Critical Condition
                                                    Fort Wayne

Victim #2                                Aidan Predum                                                     M/W/3
                                                    Minor Injuries (Treated and Released)
                                                    Fort Wayne


The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on I-69 at the 117 Mile Marker.  The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 5:01 p.m. on 5-14-2007, a 1989 grey Ford Bronco II driven by Erica Predum, F/W/22, was traveling northbound on I-69 at the 117 Mile Marker when it left the roadway and rolled over several times coming to rest in the center median.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle and flown to Parkview Main in critical condition.  The passenger was treated and released.  The driver was not wearing her seatbelt and the passenger, although not in a car seat, was restrained by a seatbelt.  The crash is still under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the F.A.C.T. Team with toxicology results pending.  As of 9:45 a.m. this morning the driver is still listed in critical condition.

CONTACT: Steven A. Stone

                   Public Information Officer