One person dead after pickup truck crashes into a tree on New Year’s morning

FATAL TRUCK IN TREE KENSINGTON BLVD
FATAL TRUCK IN TREE KENSINGTON BLVD(WPTA)
Published: Jan. 1, 2022 at 4:54 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - One person is dead after crashing a pickup truck into a tree New Year’s day.

Fort Wayne Police responded to the 1200 block of Kensington Boulevard on reports of a vehicle crash with injuries. Witnesses say the pickup truck hit a tree.

When officers arrived, they found a pickup truck with heavy damage to the front-end. The driver was the only person in the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced the driver of the truck dead at the scene.

Preliminary information shows the pickup truck was traveling southbound on Kensington Blvd. when it left the road and struck a tree. Investigators confirmed speed was a contributing factor in the crash and are working to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor.

The identity of the driver has not been released yet. This incident remains under investigation.

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