Fort Wayne man killed in DeKalb County crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – One person is dead following a crash involving an SUV and a garbage truck. The Fort Wayne man was killed Tuesday morning in the crash in DeKalb County.

Police and medics were called around 9:40 a.m. to C.R. 68.

According to a release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the garbage truck was parked in front of a private residence as its driver, Bryan Horvath of Fort Wayne, was out dumping a trash bin into the truck’s receptacle when a 2020 Hyundai Tucson driven by 34-year-old Nicholas A. Chalmers of Fort Wayne rear-ended it.

Chalmers was hit by the trash truck’s lift arm when the vehicle’s collided, the report said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Tucson, Philip W. Nason, Jr., 35, of Fort Wayne, was extricated from the SUV and taken to a local hospital. He is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the garbage truck complained of back pain.