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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.

Pond crash victim identified

A Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of a crash into a northwest Allen County pond early Thursday.

Elijah M. Tanner, 32, was pronounced dead at Parkview Regional Medical Center shortly after his arrival, the Allen County coroner's office said in a statement.

An autopsy Thursday afternoon did not determine the cause or manner of Tanner's death, the statement said.

The county sheriff's department has said the victim was driving a van south on Lima Road before losing control for an unknown reason and crossing into northbound traffic.

Police said the van left the road and wound up about 50 feet into a pond in the 14300 block of Lima Road.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department's dive team and the Huntertown Fire Department worked to free the driver.

The crash remains under investigation by county police and the coroner's office.