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.

1 dead in DeKalb crash

An Auburn man died Friday when he drove off a DeKalb County road and struck a tree head-on, police said.

Joseph L. Raymond, 35, was southbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Dekalb County Road 29 just north of County Road 72 shortly before 3 p.m.

For no apparent reason, Raymond veered off the road into a ditch and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A passenger, David N. Morgan, 35, of Corbin, Ky., suffered arm and facial injuries, police said.