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Man Taken In Critical to Hospital Later Dies

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DATE:   06/22/2011


Man Taken In Critical to Hospital Later Dies



Investigation Details:


The Allen County Police Department was dispatched to a single car crash around the 4300 block of Baird Road at approximately 8:00 PM on June 21, 2011.  According to the investigation a green Ford Sedan driven by a male white was traveling West on Baird road just East of Bethal when he lost control of the vehicle spinning and striking a pole with the driver's door.  The sedan then spun around again and struck a tree with the rear of the vehicle.  The impact of the crash broke the pole in two leaving live power lines dangling directly above the vehicle.  Fire units had to wench the car from under the power lines in order to make it safe to extract the driver.  The driver was extracted from the vehicle where he was taken to Parkview Hospital in critical condition.  Shortly after arriving at the hospital the driver was pronounced dead.  The identity of the driver has yet to be established. The crash remains under investigation.



CONTACT:   Officer Jeremy Tinkel

                        Assistant Public Information Officer