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One dies in single vehicle crash near Woodburn

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – One man died as the result of a single vehicle crash northwest of Woodburn Friday morning.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded around 11:45 a.m. to the area of Bull Rapids Road, between Blue Cast Road and Old 24 East.

The initial investigation revealed that a full size tri-axle dump truck left the roadway, with the driver being ejected. One adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The adult male was later identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as William Ernest Collins, 71, of Fort Wayne. His cause of death was due to multiple blunt force injuries and his manner of death an accident.

Collins is the 27th traffic fatality in Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2023.

The incident remains under investigation.

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