You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter 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

  • Noble seeks Kentucky rape suspect
    The Noble County Sheriff's Department said today it is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in Kentucky on rape, sodomy and sexual abuse charges.
  • Highway patrol plans sobriety checkpoint
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Van Wert and Paulding County sheriff's offices and the Scott Police Department, said today it plans to operate a sobriety checkpoint this week.
  • Fatal wrecks dot weekend in 3 area counties
    It was a deadly few days on area roads, with law enforcement and emergency responders dealing with fatal crashes in three northeast Indiana counties.
Advertisement

Pedestrian killed on Lima Road ID’d

The 41-year-old pedestrian found fatally injured in the 4900 block of Lima Road on Saturday morning has been identified.

The death of Jennifer A. Kump was ruled accidental and caused by blunt-force trauma due to motor vehicle-pedestrian crash, according to a statement from the Allen County Coroner’s Office Monday afternoon.

She was found unconscious and unresponsive by police about 6:15 a.m. Saturday.

While Fort Wayne police officers attempted to revive her, paramedics and fire personnel who arrived at the scene determined she had died.

Kump was wearing dark clothing at the time and according to police, the driver of the vehicle that struck her had been unable to see her as she walked south in the far west lane of the road, according to police.

Her death was the second fatality as a result of a traffic crash so far this year. The first ruling came this month when the death of 52-year-old Kent Bowman was attributed to a 1986 traffic crash he had been involved in. Bowman was disabled as a result of that crash, according to a release from the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Advertisement