Fatal rollover victim identified

March 29, 2019

The Allen County coroner identified a man who died in a rollover crash on U.S. 24 near Woodburn.

Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Danny L. Howell, 73, of Fort Wayne, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the coroner said.

Howell had been involved in a crash on U.S. 24 near Woodburn and Bull Rapids roads.

Howell died from blunt force injuries, the coroner said, and his death has been ruled an accident.

Howell is the 12th person to die in a vehicle-related incident in Allen County this year.

Candle starts fire, nobody injured

There were no injuries in a one-story house fire the occupant : a minor : said was started by a candle early Thursday in Fort Wayne.

Crews arrived at 2812 Drexel Ave. just after midnight after the caller said a candle started the blaze in the bedroom, the fire department said.

Smoke and flames were visible from the bedroom window when fire crews arrived.

The fire was under control within 13 minutes, the department said.

The caller and his dog had made it out safely when crews arrived.

The fire is under investigation.