The Journal Gazette
Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:00 am

2020 Allen County fatal crash victims

Compiled by The Journal Gazette

John P. Langin, 49, died Jan. 9 in a crash near Interstate 69 and its northern junction with Interstate 469.

William Voirol, 80, died Jan. 12 from injuries in a two-car crash Jan. 6 at Dupont and Pine Mills roads.

Kyra M. Rabe, 24, died March 9 in a crash in the 17000 block of Marion Center Road.

John-Luke Dartanyan B. Callebaut, 25, was a passenger when he was pinned inside a vehicle that crashed into a tree on Maysville Road near the intersection of Stellhorn road April 18. The driver, Alexes A. Kaley, 22, is charged with causing death while operating a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless homicide. 

Simone Ashley Dufor, 21, and Juwan Latrell Benson, 20, died after the vehicle they were in struck a parked truck and a utility pole on Vance Avenue, just east of Coliseum Boulevard on May 3. Dufor died at the scene. Benson, the driver who died May 4, was fleeing police, police said.

Shad J. Vandewalker, 46, of Churubusco, died when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle May 16 near U.S. 33 and Carroll Road. 

Whitney Ann Shoda, 32, died when the motorcycle she was riding collided with a vehicle May 24 at Illinois and Thomas roads near the entrance to Jefferson Pointe. 

Wilhelmina E. McGinnis-Doell, 93, died in a collision May 25 in the 8500 block of U.S. 33. She was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck head-on by another vehicle that was attempting to pass a semi, police said.

James K. Markey, 27, died May 26 from injuries in a crash May 25. Markey was riding a motorcycle when a vehicle turned in front of and struck him at Spring Street and Rumsey Avenue. Dean F. Hazelett, 67, of the 1700 block of Third Street, is charged with causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless homicide. A trial is set for June 8.

Roger L. McNett, 78, died May 26 after the vehicle he was driving was involved in a three-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 69 just north of the Illinois Road interchange.

Glenn Warren Kissell, 33, died June 3 when the motorcycle he was riding crashed in the 10000 block of U.S. 33.

Kyle Ross Bohde, 32, died in a motorcycle crash June 20 in the 13200 block of Aboite Center Road.

Michael Donald Erdman, 25, died June 27 when the vehicle he was driving went off the 2400 block of O'Day Road and struck a tree.

Todd William Jackson, 49, and Kelly M. Crump, 45, died July 10 when their vehicle veered off the 1300 block of Lindenwood Avenue and struck a tree. Jackson was the driver.

Fara Har Na, 6, died Sept. 15 from injuries in crash Sept. 14. She was a passenger in a car involved in a crash at Paulding and Hartzell roads.

Joshua Michael Kirchhoff, 29, died Sept. 18 after colliding with a truck at Coliseum Boulevard and Vance Avenue. Police said he led led officers on a short chase. Police said they called off the chase just before the crash.  

Michael S. Milledge Jr., 40, died Sept. 20 when the pickup truck he was driving rolled and ended up in a ditch in the 5800 block of Wallen Road just west of Fritz Road. 

Chloe LeAnn Pratt, 19, died in a two-vehicle crash Sept. 20 at Dawkins and Ryan roads near New Haven.

Tyesha Nakia Jones, 29, died Sept. 26 in a crash in the 7100 block of Lower Huntington Road.

Sierra Shampree Sanders, 26, died Oct. 1 in a crash on Coliseum Boulevard near Glenbrook Square while fleeing police.

Nicholas Weiskittel, 29, died Oct. 6 when he crashed his car in the 1600 block of West Jefferson Boulevard and ended up in the St. Marys River.

Shane E. Evans, 45, died Oct. 7 at a hospital from injuries when the motorcycle he was riding was struck at Clinton Street and Creighton Avenue Sept. 13.

William E. Copeland III, 32, died Oct. 12 in a head-on crash with a semi on Bluffton Road south of Winters Road.

Gabrielle B. Menier, 24, died Oct. 13 after she crashed into a building at 1718 E. Berry St. Police said they pulled her over because the car she was driving had been reported stolen, but she sped off as officers approached the vehicle. The crash occurred after a two-minute chase. 

Timothy David Williams, 48, and Jason Michael Avila, 45, died Oct. 16 when the car they were passengers in struck a tree on Dupont Road west of Bethel Road.

Gabrielle Aizza Dos Santos Marshall, 19, of Carmel, died Oct. 23 when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving and hit a semi on U.S. 24 near Sampson Road in east Allen County.

Joshua R. Jackson, 41, died Oct. 27 from injuries in a two-car crash Oct. 3 at O'Day and Washington Center roads.

David Arnold Hartmann, 74, died Nov. 11 from injuries in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 5 at Indiana 101 and Maumee Center Road in Woodburn.

Corine N. Sauer, 21, died Nov. 29 following a two-vehicle crash at Coldwater Road and Edenbridge Boulevard.

Ida Schmidtke, 95, died Dec. 18 from injuries in a Nov. 27 crash in the 6000 block of Stellhorn Road.

Gwendolyn Martin, 63, died Dec. 21 while she was in her McClellan Street home. An out-of-control vehicle crashed into the house about 10 p.m. and trapped her underneath.

Ricardo Batista Araujo, 63, died Dec. 22 when the car he was driving collided with a semi about 7:10 a.m. as he was merging from Coliseum onto westbound Washington Boulevard.

– Journal Gazette

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