UPDATE: July 15, 2019 9:58 a.m. The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the man involved in the early Friday morning crash with a city dump truck.
46-year-old Marcus Wilkes died of blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle crash. His manner of death has been ruled an accident.
Wilkes is the 20th fatal motor vehicle crash in Allen County for 2019.
The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
The original story is below.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): One person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash between a Fort Wayne Street Department dump truck and another vehicle.
The crash happened at the intersection of Wallace and Hanna Streets shortly before 2am today, when the driver of the other vehicle slammed into the back of the dump truck, which had been stopped at a red light. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
Police say alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash. The driver of the dump truck was not hurt.