Man who crashed into cement truck on US 27 identified

Randy Kearby was longtime wrestling coach in northeastern Indiana
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 2:50 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Coroner’s Office says the man who crashed into a cement truck on Tuesday has died from his injuries.

Indiana State Police say the cement truck was headed south on US 27 when an SUV was crossing US 27 from Flatrock Road. They say the SUV did not yield the right of way to the cement truck, causing the crash.

The SUV driver was first said to be in critical condition but died from their injuries Thursday morning, according to the coroner. The truck driver had only minor injuries.

The driver has been identified as 68-year-old Randolph Kearby of Columbia City. His death was ruled an accident, marking the 16th fatal motor vehicle crash in Allen County so far this year.

Kearby was a longtime wrestling coach for schools in the area, including Jay County High School, Bluffton High School, and Columbia City High School, which offered its condolences on Thursday.

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