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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.

1 dead after crash into Maumee River

A man died after his vehicle crashed into a bridge and came to rest in the Maumee River early Saturday, the Fort Wayne Police Department said.

Police were called to the area of Coombs and Herbert streets north of East Washington Boulevard in reference to a personal injury accident. Witnesses told officers the car had crashed into the bridge and was in the river, police said.

Members of the Fort Wayne Fire Department's Dive Team located the man, who was unresponsive, and transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The Allen County Coroner's Office has not released his name or exact cause of death. The case remains under investigation.