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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.
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Pedestrian killed on Lima Road ID’d

The 41-year-old pedestrian found fatally injured in the 4900 block of Lima Road on Saturday morning has been identified.

The death of Jennifer A. Kump was ruled accidental and caused by blunt-force trauma due to motor vehicle-pedestrian crash, according to a statement from the Allen County Coroner’s Office Monday afternoon.

She was found unconscious and unresponsive by police about 6:15 a.m. Saturday.

While Fort Wayne police officers attempted to revive her, paramedics and fire personnel who arrived at the scene determined she had died.

Kump was wearing dark clothing at the time and according to police, the driver of the vehicle that struck her had been unable to see her as she walked south in the far west lane of the road, according to police.

Her death was the second fatality as a result of a traffic crash so far this year. The first ruling came this month when the death of 52-year-old Kent Bowman was attributed to a 1986 traffic crash he had been involved in. Bowman was disabled as a result of that crash, according to a release from the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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