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One dies in overnight crash in southeast Allen County

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department says that one person died as the result of a single vehicle crash overnight.

Officers responded shortly before 2 a.m. to the 10300 block of Wayne Trace. They located a passenger car that had left the roadway and struck a utility poll, before then rolling.

Medics pronounced the adult male driver deceased at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office later identified the driver as Jeremiah Andrew Helgesen, 41, from Fort Wayne. His cause of death was ruled due to multiple blunt force injuries and his manner of death an accident.

Helgesen represents the 26th motor vehicle fatality in Allen County in 2023.

The crash remains under investigation.

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