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9 Year Old Boy Struck By Car While Riding Bicycle

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DATE:                    July 20, 2007 

WHAT:            9 Year Old Boy Struck By Car While Riding Bicycle 

VICTIM:          Jacob Asher

DETAILS:     On Friday, July 20, 2007, at approximately 5:45 p.m. the Allen County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a boy had been struck by a car on the 14000 block of Minnich Road.  Upon the officers’ arrival it was determined that Jacob Asher, M/W/9, was riding his bicycle northbound with his cousin on Minnich Road when he turned in front of a 1991 Blue Ford Mustang that was also northbound.  Jacob was flown to Parkview Hospital in critical condition.  Jacob was pronounced dead at 5:06 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2007.  Officers do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor.  The accident remains under investigations.  

CONTACT:     Steve Stone
                        Public Information Officer