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Traffic Crash Leaves Driver Dead and Sends Four Passengers to Local Hospital in Serious Condition

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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:             November 17, 2008

 

Traffic Crash Leaves Driver Dead and Sends Four Passengers to Local Hospital in Serious Condition

 

Victim/Driver:      Audrea D. Gregory

                               F/W/17

                                      Deceased

                                      Fort Wayne

 

Victim/Passenger:            Brittney M. Gregory

                                      F/W/16

                                      Serious Condition

                                      Fort Wayne

 

Victim/Passenger:            Whitney Gregory

                                      F/W/15

                                      Serious Condition

                                      Fort Wayne

 

Victim/Passenger:            Evan Gregory

                                      M/W/16

                                      Serious Condition

                                      Fort Wayne

 

Victim/Passenger:            Justen Gregory

                                      M/W/15

                                      Serious Condition

                                      Fort Wayne

 

 

                                     

Details:

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 30 West and O-Day Roads.  The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 7:34 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2008, a silver 2002 Pontiac driven by Audrea Gregory, F/W/ 17 was northbound on O-Day Road at U.S. 30 West, when it was struck in the side by a red pick-up truck that was eastbound on U.S. 30 West.  The driver of the Pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two of the four passengers were flown to a local hospital by Lutheran Air and two were transported by ambulance, all are listed in serious condition. The driver of the pick-up truck, Dennis Bechtold, M/W/59, Columbia City,  was transported to a local hospital in fair condition.    The crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the F.A.C.T. Team.

 

CONTACT: Steven A. Stone

                   Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954