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Traffic Crash Leaves one Person Dead, one Person in Serious Condition and one Person in Jail

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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 24, 2009

 

Traffic Crash Leaves one Person Dead, one Person in Serious Condition and one Person in Jail

                                     

Details:

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of SR 101 and Dawkins Road. At approximately 4:11 p.m., a black GMC pick-up, driven by a Brian Patrick Mansfield, M/W/52, from Monroeville, was southbound on SR 101 at Dawkins Road when it failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into a silver Ford SUV, being driven eastbound on Dawkins Road by a F/W with her daughter as a passenger.  The driver of the SUV died at the scene and her daughter was taken to Parkview Hospital in serious condition.  Mr. Mansfield was taken to Parkview with minor injuries.  Mr. Mansfield was then transported to the Allen County Lock-up with a blood alcohol level of .37% and charged with OWI causing death and OWI causing serious bodily injury.  Officers determined that everybody involved was wearing their seat belts.  The crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Allen County Prosecutor's Office and the F.A.C.T. Team. 

 

CONTACT: Steven A. Stone

                   Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954