‘Split in two pieces’; two vehicle crash sends 12 to hospital

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 9:10 AM EDT
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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - 12 people, including 10 children, were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday night.

According to Indiana State Police, at 7:15 p.m. crews arrived on scene at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Hoagland Rd. to find a pick-up truck “split in two pieces” and a large van with front end damage in a side ditch.

Police say 65-year-old David Mourey of Hoagland failed to yield leading to the van crashing into the side of the truck. Fire and rescue crews rescued several children trapped in the van after the crash.

ISP says 10 children, ranging from 6 months old to 15 years old, were inside the van. Each child properly wore their seatbelt and all were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and medical evaluation.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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