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  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Indiana State Police investigate a four-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 eastbound between County Line Road and Whitley County Road 700 on Monday. Two people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 1:00 am


Man critical in afternoon stabbing

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Fort Wayne police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Monday afternoon. 

Two men suffering from stab wounds arrived at a hospital at 4:05 p.m. in a private car, according to a police report. Neither victim was cooperating with investigators, who as of Monday night were unable to determine where the stabbing took place. No motive or suspect information was available. 

One victim was listed in critical condition Monday night. The other was treated and released. 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.  

Chain-reaction crash on US 30 injures 2

Two people were injured Monday morning in a crash on U.S. 30 at the Whitley County-Allen County line. 

According to state police, about 9:45 a.m. a 2007 Freightliner semi pulling a flatbed trailer driven by William J. Riley, 42, of Morocco, Indiana, collided with the rear of a 2011 Ford van driven by Todd A. Rowe, 40, of Garrett.

The impact caused a chain-reaction involving a 2008 Nissan driven by Christopher L. Fish, 33, of Fort Wayne and a 2010 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Donald O. Spencer, 47, of Merrillville, police said. 

The van and the passenger car were totaled. Rowe and Fish were transported to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation pending the results of toxicology tests. 

No one hurt in fire at MetalX facility

No injuries were reported at a fire at MetalX LLC in Waterloo on Monday. 

Emergency crews responded to the MetalX facility about noon and located a fire in a pile of scrap metal feedstock near the facility's shredder in-feed, according to a company news release. There was no equipment damage or property loss as of Monday afternoon.  

MetalX said it expects full operations at the facility to resume today.