Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident December 16, 2017

Death Investigation

For Immediate Release


Date/Time of Incident:     December 16, 2017  0326hrs

Location of Incident:        S. Clinton St. and E. Pontiac St.

Victim:                             Adult Female / Deceased



On December 16, 2017, at 0326hrs, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an injury accident at the intersection of S. Clinton St. and E. Pontiac St. Officers arrived and located an adult female who was pinned underneath a vehicle, and who was pronounced deceased on the scene by paramedics. An adult male was also located, who suffered very minor injuries.


Initial information indicates the adult male was driving a pickup truck southbound on S. Clinton St., and collided with an SUV (driven by the adult female) that was eastbound on E. Pontiac St. The female was ejected from the SUV and became pinned underneath it. The adult male stayed on the scene to speak with officers.


Investigators believe that speed and alcohol were factors in this crash, however they do not yet know which vehicle had the right away. Investigators are currently processing the scene, searching for and collecting evidence. They will also be reviewing any surveillance footage from nearby businesses.


The adult male was taken to the police station for further investigation. Any potential charges will be decided after consultation with the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


The identity of the deceased, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact police. This intersection remained closed for the duration of the investigation.


This crash remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.


Chris Felton
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department