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Crash Leaves One Critical after SUV hits Buggy

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

DATE:                    February 9, 2008

 

WHAT:            Crash Leaves One Critical after SUV hits Buggy

 

DETAILS:     On Saturday, February 9, 2008, at approximately 9:48 p.m. the Allen County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a traffic crash had just occurred on Page Road south of Witmer Road. Upon the officers’ arrival, it was determined that a black Ford SUV operated by Timothy Jay Zehr, M/W/22, was southbound on Page Road when it went left of the center line and struck a horse drawn buggy that was northbound. The driver of the buggy, Martin Schmucker, M/W/52, received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.  His wife Susan Schmucker was transported to Parkview hospital by ambulance in fair condition, and his daughter, Janetta Schmucker, F/W/13, was transported to Parkview by ambulance in serious condition.  Janetta has since been downgraded to critical condition.   Mr. Zehr was arrested for OWI Involving Endangerment and transported to the Allen County Lock-up.  The accident remains under investigations by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.

 

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954