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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 1:00 am

Coroner IDs 2 victims of Sunday crash

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

This story has been corrected.

Two people killed as a result of a crash Sunday afternoon at the intersection of O'Day and Washington Center roads have been identified, the Allen County coroner announced Monday.

The victims are Stefany Barrios-Salazar, 9, and Magali Salazar-Castillo, 32. According to the coroner, 31 people have died in vehicle crashes this year in Allen County. 

According to police, Allen County sheriff's officers were called to the intersection about 1 p.m. Sunday and found a tow truck had been traveling east on Washington Center Road when it struck a van heading south on O'Day that failed to stop at the intersection. The van was carrying six people. 

Stefany was thrown from the van and three other occupants were in critical condition. Stefany and Salazar-Castillo, who died later after being transported to a hospital, were killed by blunt force injuries. The tow truck driver was in critical condition Sunday.