UPDATE: Two airlifted after crash shuts down US 27 in Adams County


ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Two people were airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital after a semi crashed into a minivan just after 9 a.m. Monday morning.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says in a release that 81-year-old Bruce L. Landis of Homer, Michigan was driving the 2004 Chrysler Town and Country south on U.S. 27 and slowed to turn east onto County Road 350 South.

The van was then rear-ended by a 2007 Peterbilt pulling a loaded dump trailer, operated by 39-year-old Nicholas A. Disbro of Edon, Ohio. The van left the road and struck a cable fence.

Two of the six passengers in the van were transported by air to a Fort Wayne hospital. Two more were taken by EMS to a Fort Wayne Hospital.

Both drivers declined medical treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.


At least one person was airlifted from a crash along U.S. 27 in Adams County Monday morning.

The crash happened before 10:30 a.m. along U.S. 27 near C.R. 350 South, north of Berne.

Video shared with WANE 15 shows a medical helicopter and multiple ambulances. Traffic also appears to be backed up in the area.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department has not released any information on the crash.

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