(UPDATE: Name corrected) Fort Wayne man killed in crash with truck in DeKalb County

AUBURN, Ind. (WOWO): The DeKalb County Sheriff reports that a 34-year-old Fort Wayne man was killed when his SUV collided with a garbage truck just after 9:30 am Tuesday.

The crash happened as the garbage truck was parked in front of a residence on County Road 68 picking up trash receptacles when it was struck in the rear end by the SUV. A 33-year-old worker on the garbage truck was hit by the lift arm as the truck moved forward.

The driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Nicholas Chalmers, was trapped in the wreckage and died at the scene. A 35-year-old passenger in the SUV was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition.


    • Hi Henry,

      We received a press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff directly and specifically stating the victim’s name was Nicholas Chambers. If you have proof of otherwise, please send it to our newsroom email at news@wowo.com.

      • Well the sheriff’s dept. got it wrong. I lived with him. Don’t know what you’d consider proof. It’s not like I have copies of his ID. Just telling you his last name was Chalmers.

  1. I contacted sheriff’s dept. Their report says Chalmers. They screwed up press release.. hopefully they will issue correction.


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