On September 14, 2023, at approximately 1:33 P.M., officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of U.S. 24 East, west of Bruick Road, regarding a personal injury crash involving three motor vehicles.
Upon arrival, officers and medics located one semi tractor trailer, one pickup truck and trailer, and one pickup truck involved.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a semi tractor trailer was eastbound on U.S. 24 East. The semi tractor trailer crossed the grass median for unknown reasons and struck a westbound pickup truck and trailer. Those two vehicles came to rest in the ditch, off the roadway, on the westbound side of U.S. 24. A fire ensued as a result of the crash. Both vehicles and the ditch sustained fire damage. The third vehicle, a pickup truck, sustained damaged to an outside mirror from the crash.
The adult female driver of the semi tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.
One adult female and one adult male from the pickup truck and trailer combination were both pronounced deceased at the scene.
The adult male driver of the pickup truck was not injured.
This is an ongoing investigation.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased individuals.
Sergeant Adam Griffith
Public Information Officer
Allen County Sheriff’s Department