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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:   03/16/2012   

 

One Critical After Motorcycle Strikes Dump Truck

 

 

Investigation Details:

 

On 3/16/2012 at approximately 1250 hours the Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded to a motorcycle versus a dump truck crash at the intersection of U.S 33 and Lamlie road. A dump truck was traveling north on U.S 33 and was attempting to turn west onto Lamlie road.  A motorcycle was following the dump truck, also traveling north, when the motorcyclist (Male / 42 / Fort Wayne) attempted to pass the dump truck on the west side of the roadway. As the dump truck turned, the motorcycle struck the dump truck broadside. The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted by Samaritan to a local hospital in critical condition.  The driver of the dump truck was not injured. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.  This crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

 

CONTACT:   Corporal Jeremy Tinkel

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-7294 / 260-615-6715