Man pinned under dump truck ID’d

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NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Coroner said the death of a man who was found trapped under the rear wheels of a dump truck in New Haven was ruled accidental.

According to the New Haven Police Department, officers arrived to 7500 S.R. 930 around 9 a.m. Friday after hearing reports of a “party trapped.”

Officers and firefighters found Todd Fritcha, 50, of New Haven, under the wheels of the dump truck. Fritcha was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner determined Fritcha died from blunt force trauma. His death was ruled an accident.

This incident remains under investigation by the New Haven Police Department, IOSHA, Indiana State Police, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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