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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:30 pm

Child killed, 4 others fighting for their lives after van, tow truck crash

Journal Gazette

This story has been corrected.

A child was killed and four other people were critically injured Sunday afternoon in a crash at the intersection of O'Day and Washington Center roads.

Allen County sheriff's deputies were called to the area around 1 p.m. and found a tow truck had been traveling east on Washington Center when it struck a van  that failed to stop at the intersection. The van was carrying six people and had been traveling south on O'Day, according to a news release. 

The child in the van was ejected from the vehicle, and three others in the van were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Two others in the van also were treated for minor injuries. 

The driver of the tow truck also was in critical condition, the news release states.