You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at awest-central intersection.
  • Decatur woman ID'd in fatality
    Forty-nine-year-old Ronda Cowans was identified Monday as the woman killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday on U.S. 27.
  • Equipment accident leaves city man dead
    A northeastern Indiana coroner says a Fort Wayne man died from a head injury he suffered when a scissor-lift toppled inside a factory as he was installing a safety feature on a crane.

Hit-skip crash leaves Cromwell man in critical condition

– A hit-skip crash in Kosciusko County left a Cromwell man in critical condition and another man seriously hurt.

The crash occurred about 6 p.m. Friday.

Authorities said a pickup truck driven by Javier Lopez, 45, of Cromwell, was traveling south on County Road 1000 E when another vehicle suddenly pulled into his path.

Lopez swerved, causing his truck to leave the roadway, roll over and strike a utility pole, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

His passenger, Miguel Sanchez, 30, Syracuse, suffered leg injuries and was listed in serious condition.

According to witnesses, the other vehicle did not stop and left the scene shortly after the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.