For Immediate Release
February 20, 2017
Fatal Vehicle Crash
Time: 11:04 PM
Location: 1800 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Victims: Two Deceased
Three Stable Condition
On Monday, 02/20/2017, at approximately 11:04 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1800 block of West Jefferson Blvd. reference a vehicle crash with injuries. Witnesses reported three vehicles were involved in the crash and one of the vehicles was on fire. The Fort Wayne Fire Department arrived on scene and a vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. They extinguished the fire and two victims were located inside the vehicle. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. Three additional victims from the other vehicles were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Officers received information from witnesses the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash fled the scene on foot. Officers are actively canvassing the area searching for the driver that fled the scene.
Crash Investigators are currently collecting evidence and processing the scene. West Jefferson Blvd. is closed to all traffic between Thieme Drive and Main Street. The roadway will remain closed while investigators process the scene. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victims. There are no additional details at this time.
Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department