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Three Car Traffic Crash Leaves Two Dead and Two Injured

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DATE:             November 10, 2010


Three Car Traffic Crash Leaves Two Dead and Two Injured 



The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a vehicle crash that occurred in the 15500 block of Tonkel Road. At approximately 3:29 p.m., on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, a vehicle (#1) driven by an 18 year old female (Erica Shepard, F/W/18) was north bound when a vehicle (#2) driven by an 18 year old male (Identity to be released by the Allen County Coroners Office) attempted to pass her on a hill.  While attempting to pass vehicle (#1) vehicle (#2) struck a van (#3) that was south bound. The van was being driven by (Brian Eldridge, M/24), and had a passenger, (Desiare Martin, F/W/21).  Desiare Martin who was in a wheelchair died at the scene and Brian Eldridge was flown to Parkview Hospital in critical condition.  After the crash vehicle (#2) caught on fire and the 18 year old male driver died at the scene.  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