Investigators are trying to determine whether a man who died after a Monday morning traffic crash might have had a medical condition that contributed to the collision.
At 9:06 a.m., Fort Wayne police responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on West Jefferson Boulevard at the intersection of Olde Canal Place, near Lutheran Hospital. When they arrived on the scene, along with paramedics, they found three vehicles were involved.
One of the vehicles – a van – crashed into two vehicles and then crashed into a utility pole.
While the drivers of the other vehicles were uninjured, the driver of the van was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he died, according to a statement from the Fort Wayne Police Department.
The deceased driver’s name was not being released by the police department. The crash remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
2 women accused of selling pills
A 21-year-old Warsaw pharmacy assistant and her mother are accused stealing narcotics and selling the pills.
According to a release from the Warsaw Police Department, Laura Hughes, of Warsaw, is accused of stealing between 8,000 and 9,000 hydrocodone pills over an 18-month period.
Hughes told investigators she consumed about half of the pills herself, selling the rest for $5 a pill. When she was arrested, she had 189 pills on her. Hughes also provided pills to her mother, 44-year-old Jeannine Hart, also of Warsaw.
Investigators believe Hart sold the pills and provided the cash back to her daughter, according to the press release.
Hughes is charged with dealing a controlled substance, a level two felony, and theft, a level six felony. Hart is charged with dealing a controlled substance, a level two felony.
Both are being held in the Kosciusko County Jail in lieu of $17,000 bail.
The investigation was conducted by CVS pharmacy’s internal loss prevention and the Warsaw Police Department, according to the release.
Felony charges for theft at CVS
When Fort Wayne police responded to the scene of a reported theft July 29 at a CVS, they found Marcus Guy, 27, throwing items into a van that was slowly rolling through the store’s parking lot.
Store employees were taking off after him, and an officer got the van stopped.
Guy, of the 4800 block of South Anthony Boulevard, now faces a felony charge of theft.