You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • No answers after shots ring in city
    The vehicles raced down a city street, gunfire ringing out between them.
  • Blaze heavily damages home
    A Fort Wayne family won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving at home after a fire gutted their house Wednesday. Smoke and flames were already visible from the two-story home at 3920 S. Anthony Blvd.
  • Fire burns two apartments
    A fire in two apartments Wednesday afternoon forced the residents to find somewhere else to stay this Thanksgiving.The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called about 4:10 p.m.
Advertisement

Car hits pole; woman critically injured

A 25-year-old northeast Indiana woman was critically injured in a crash early Sunday in DeKalb County.

The victim, Hannah G. Bercot of the Butler area, was going south on DeKalb County Road 61 shortly before 2 a.m. when the passenger-side tires went off the west side of the road on a curve near County Road 22, according to the sheriff’s department. It said the 1999 Chevy Prism drifted left of center and was overcorrected, crossing back over the center line and off the west side of the road, striking a utility pole.

The sheriff’s department said Bercot, who lives in the area of the crash, was not wearing a seat belt and had a number of injuries, including a skull fracture. She was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital.

Police believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

The Butler police, Waterloo Marshall’s Office, Butler Fire Department, DeKalb County EMS and Parkview Samaritan assisted the sheriff’s department.

Advertisement