UPDATE: SBPD investigates deadly moped crash

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - An investigation is underway into a deadly moped accident in South Bend early Sunday morning.

Rescuers responded to a call around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, for the crash involving a pickup truck and a moped carrying the driver Quentin Freeman, 53, and passenger Adrienne Gentry, 56.

Police say the truck struck the moped at Franklin and Calvert, but the truck did not stop and dragged the moped several blocks, to Franklin and Donald Streets. Freeman died at the scene, while his female passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries.

There were no witnesses to the actual accident but several heard the accident from their house.

"It was like nothing I've ever heard before," Antonio Page, a witness who heard the crash said. "It was like a car getting crushed."

"The crash itself was loud," James Booker, another witness said. "We heard it over the music while we were upstairs and there were at least 10 people inside."

Police say they're looking for a an older model, two toned red Ford F-150. They added it may also have a height modification and be lifted.

Police have also secured surveillance footage of the accident and say they will release a photo of the suspected truck soon. We will post this photo as soon as we receive it.

The South Bend Police Department is requesting that anyone who may have knowledge of the crash to contact Lt. Eugene Eyster at 574-235-9818 or contact Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.


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