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Man dies in downtown crash

It happened around 7:15 p.m. at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Harmar Street.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 9:53 PM
Updated: Jan. 2, 2018 11:13 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A man is dead after a crash Tuesday evening.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Harmar Street, just west of Indiana Tech.

Police said the driver of a car was speeding westbound on Washington Boulevard when the driver approached traffic stopped at the stoplight.

That's when the car plowed into the back of a pick-up truck, pushing the truck into a utility pole.

The crash also knocked out power at the intersection.

The person in the pick-up died at the scene, the driver of the car was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash.

The intersection was closed for several hours as crews restored power to the area.

The crash remains under investigation.

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