Coroner’s office ID’s driver killed in New Year’s Day crash


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The person killed when the pickup truck they were driving slammed into a tree early Saturday morning has been identified.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has ruled that Oscar Anthony Salgado died from multiple blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

The Fort Wayne Police Department responded just after 2:30 a.m. to the 1200 block of Kensington Boulevard, parallel to N. Anthony Blvd. Witnesses called in saying a truck hit a tree in the area.

Offices arrived and found a pickup truck with heavy damage to the front. Paramedics pronounced the driver of the truck dead at the scene. That driver was the only person in the vehicle.

Investigators say the pickup truck was traveling southbound on Kensington Boulevard when it veered off the road and hit a tree. Speed was a contributing factor in the crash. They were unable to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor from the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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