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Sunday, September 22, 2019 1:00 am

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Driver thrown from car, seriously hurt

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A driver is in a hospital with life-threatening injuries after an early-morning two-vehicle crash in Fort Wayne.

Officers called to the scene about 3:18 a.m. Saturday said initial evidence shows one motorist was traveling south on Clinton Street when the collision happened with another vehicle headed west on Wallace Street.

A small sedan and SUV were involved in the crash, police said.

The driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle. The SUV driver also needed hospital treatment but had non-life-threatening injuries, according to a news release.

No further information was provided, and the crash remains under investigation.

Driver dies after flipping pickup

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a Marion man who died early Saturday in Grant County.

Officers were called to the scene about 2:10 a.m. and said Shad Wayne Hix, 38, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup along County Road 450 North, east of County Road 700 East, when he lost control.

The truck rolled at least once, and Hix was thrown from the vehicle, according to a Indiana State Police news release.

He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Dump truck driver killed in crash

The driver of a dump truck died in a crash with a passenger car on Interstate 465 near Indianapolis on Saturday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 7:53 a.m. on the eastbound Interstate 465 ramp to U.S. 31. First responders found a heavily damaged dump truck and the driver, identified as Ricky O'Neill, 65, of Indianapolis, was trapped in the wreckage and unresponsive, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police. After O'Neill was removed from the wreck, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation determined Daniel Kahre was driving a 2006 Pontiac and allegedly changed lanes, striking the side of the dump truck. The impact caused the dump truck to run off the road, break through a guardrail, hit an embankment and overturn. Kahre was not hurt.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, a news release said.