Crash sends 10 children, two adults to hospital

Allen County Crash
Allen County Crash(Indiana State Police)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 12:18 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Indiana State Police are investigating a crash that sent 10 children and two adults to the hospital Monday evening around 7:15.

Officials say they found a pick-up truck “literally split in two pieces” and a large passenger van in a ditch at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Hoagland Rd. They believe the pick-up truck driver, a 65-year-old Hoagland man, crossed the intersection without stopping for the van. The van, driven by a 41-year-old Hoagland woman carrying 10 children, crashed into the side of the truck.

Police tell us the children are between the ages of 6 months and 15 years and only sustained minor injuries thanks to wearing seat belts. Everyone is expected to be okay.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor, and police say the truck driver would not cooperate in the investigation. At this time, no charges have been filed, but the investigation in ongoing.

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