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Man dies after trying to drive into an apartment building

It happened Wednesday after 2:30 p.m. at the Three Fountains cooperative on Wayne Trace.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 10:17 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A man is dead after crashing his car into an apartment building.

It happened Wednesday around 2:40 p.m. at the Three Fountains Apartments on Wayne Trace.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said the man was trying to driving through the building into a first floor apartment.

Officers on the scene ordered the man out of the van.

He did get out of the car, but got back and tried once again to drive into the building.

The engine compartment caught fire and wasn't safe for the officer to safely approach the car.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department is collecting resdue samples to determine if an accelerant was used.

The man died at the scene. A woman inside the building was not hurt.

Police said officers were called earlier in the day to the same apartment for a domestic dispute that is believed to be related.

The Allen County Coroner will release the name of the victim.

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