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Fatal Automobile Accident, US 30 West & Kroemer Road, July 27, 2012

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For Immediate Release
Contact: 260 427-1343
Office Of Public Information
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Fatal Automobile Accident
Date/Time of Incident: July 27, 2012 / 3:20 pm
Location of Incident: US 30 West & Kroemer Rd
Victim: Juvenile Female, Deceased
Fort Wayne, Ind - On Friday, July 27, 2012 at approximately 3:20 pm the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to US 30 West at Kroemer Road reference a report of a personal injury accident involving multiple vehicles.  Six people were transported to local hospitals.  Among the six transported from the scene was a young child who was listed in critical condition at the scene; she died shortly after arriving at the hospital.  Her identity to be confirmed and released by the Allen County Coroner.  Conditions of the others involved were not immediately available though none are believed to be in critical condition at this time.
At this time, preliminary investigation indicates that four vehicles were stopped at the traffic light on US 30 West (westbound) at Kroemer Road.  A semi-trailer truck was traveling westbound on US 30 West approaching the intersection at Kroemer Road and failed to slow or stop.  The semi-trailer truck collided with the four involved vehicles, rear-ending the first vehicle, a Pontiac mini-van, which was transporting two small children, one being the deceased victim.  The other vehicles involved were a Mercury SUV, a Ford pickup, and a Chevy pickup. The impact of the collision caused the Chevy pickup to roll over onto its top.  The driver of the semi-trailer truck was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw to determine the presence of any drugs or alcohol.
Westbound traffic on US 30 West at Kroemer Road remains closed at this time while the F.A.C.T. (Fatal Alcohol Crash Team) investigates.  The incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and the Allen County Coroner's Office. 
Responding / Assisting Agencies: Indiana State Police, Allen County Sheriff Department, City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Raquel Foster
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department


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