Critical Injury Single-Vehicle Crash April 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Date:      04/10/2017

Time:       11:30 PM

Location: I-69 Northbound-  Mile Marker 314

Victim:     Female / Adult- Critical Condition

Details:

On Monday, 04/10/2017, at approximately 11:30 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a vehicle crash on Interstate I-69 at the 314 mile marker. Witnesses reported a guardrail on the interstate had been struck and was causing a traffic hazard in the roadway. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle down an embankment next to the interstate. The female/adult driver was the sole occupant inside the vehicle. The victim was unconscious and unresponsive when located. Due to the extensive damage to the vehicle, the Fort Wayne Fire Department had to extricate the victim from the vehicle. Once extricated, paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

Preliminary reports indicate the victim was driving northbound I-69 when she lost control of the vehicle and struck the guardrail. The vehicle proceeded down an embankment and came to rest approximately fifty feet from the roadway. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

Northbound I-69 was closed to all traffic between mile marker 312 and mile marker 316 from 1:59 AM until 2:45 AM. All northbound traffic was diverted to Coldwater Road. Northbound traffic reopened at 2:45 AM and will be restricted to one lane of travel in the area of the 314 mile marker while Crash Investigators process the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Assisting Agencies:

  • City of Fort Wayne Fire Department
  • Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
  • Indiana State Police
  • Indiana Department of Transportation

 

Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department