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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident November 7, 2013

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For Immediate Release

November 7, 2013

Fatal Vehicle Accident


Date:                            Thursday, November 07, 2013


Time:                            7:25 a.m.


Location:                       Tecumseh Street Bridge


Victims:                        Adult Male and Adult Female


Details:                        The Fort Wayne Police Department along with Fort Wayne Fire Department personnel responded to the Tecumseh Street Bridge at approximately 6:25 a.m. this morning on the 911 call reporting fresh damage to the bridge and the possibility a vehicle was in the river.


                                    Once on scene it became apparent to police and fire personnel that there was a vehicle in the river which initiated a water rescue. As a result two bodies were recovered from a pickup truck that was submerged in the river. The two victims recovered were adults one male and the other a female both pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities will be released by the Allen County Coroners office when appropriate.


                                    Parkers Towing Service was summoned to the scene where they used their heavy duty rig to host the Dodge pickup from the river. There is no additional information available at this time concerning this crash scene. The Tecumseh Street Bridge was closed to all traffic during the recovery.


                                    This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroners office, the Allen County Prosecutors office, and the Department of Natural Resources.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

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